Dog Saved from Santa Monica Apartment Fire on Halloween
November 1, 2017
Santa Monica Firefighters responded to an apartment fire on Tuesday night, October 31st (Halloween) at 9:21 p.m. The fire occurred at 2020 Montana Avenue in the City of Santa Monica. The first Engine Company arrived in 5 minutes, 11 seconds, and found flames coming from the kitchen of a first floor apartment of the 2 story building. Firefighters were able to knock down the blaze in 5 minutes, preventing the fire from spreading throughout the rest of the apartment. While the fire was being extinguished, a dog was found inside and rescued by firefighters. Oxygen was delivered to the canine via our “Pet Oxygen Masks” that all SMFD units carry. After several minutes, the dog's conditioned improved and he was later reunited with his family.
25 SMFD personnel were on scene to control the incident. Damage was limited to a single apartment unit. Fire department investigators determined the fire started in the kitchen area, and was unintentional in nature. The residents of the apartment were not home at the time of the fire. No injuries to occupants or first responders were reported.