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Blotter: Firefighters rescue dog

Firefighters rescued a small dog from a fire Friday night.

According to city officials, dispatchers received a call at 6:40 p.m. about a structure fire in east Denton. Upon arrival, firefighters found a fire inside a home and a small dog trapped inside.

The dog was barely breathing by the time rescue personnel got the dog out of the house.

Denton paramedics immediately began using their newly acquired Pet O2 masks to revive the dog, fire officials said.

One responding firefighter, Michael Lugo, said the dog was not moving when it was found.

“Once we applied the Pet O2 mask, the dog began doing much better and was able to sit up,” Lugo said.

The dog was taken to a nearby animal hospital for further evaluation and treatment, according to a news release issued by the city.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation and the Denton Fire Department is assisting the family with the recovery process, according to reports.



From 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday:

- Denton police department posted 20 reports online.

From 7 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, to 7 a.m. Saturday:

- Texas Women’s University police responded to 109 calls for service and handled 13 reports, including three escorts, 94 parking violations and 11 moving violations, and made one arrest.

From 7 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, to 7 a.m. Thursday:

- University of North Texas police posted 21 incidents online. Five arrests made during a seven-day period included three public intoxication arrests and two outside agency warrant arrests.

— Megan Gray

Denton County Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in these or other crimes. Callers will remain anonymous. Call 1-800-388-TIPS (8477). Reach the Denton police narcotics tip line at 940-565-5801.