Firefighters rescue dog from house fire

May 14, 2024

— Photo courtesy of Shelby-Benona Fire Department

SHELBY — Shelby firefighters rescued a dog from a burning home just before midnight Monday, May 13, according to a press release from the Shelby-Benona Fire Department.

Firefighters were “dispatched to a report of residential fire just inside the south village limit. Upon arrival, fire command found a single-family residence with smoke and flames showing near a bedroom on the north end of the home. All occupants of the home were accounted for, but it was noted that a dog was still inside. Fire command was able to enter the home, combating the smoke-filled room and locate the animal without further incident. Initial engine crews arrived, stretched multiple hose lines and began work on knocking down the fire. Much of the fire was contained to a back bedroom with minimal extension into the living area of the home. The cause of the fire is currently undetermined.

“The department would like to thank Grant Township Fire Rescue, Ferry Township Fire Department, Mason-Oceana 911, the Michigan State Police and Consumers Energy for their assistance during this incident.”


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