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Dog Rescued from House Fire in Cayuga County


A dog was rescued from a Tuesday night house fire in southern Cayuga County.

The Genoa Volunteer Fire Department received the report of a structure fire on Myers at 11:45p with a sheriff’s deputy confirming the fire shortly after.

Aurora, Fleming, King Ferry, Lansing, Locke, Long Hill, Moravia, Scipio, and Poplar Ridge all provided additional resources.

Crews were able to extinguish the bulk of the fire quickly; however, downed power lines near the fire’s origin made it difficult to ensure the fire was completely extinguished.

After the fire was originally knocked down, a dog was heard barking from within the home. Personnel were able to rescue the dog from the structure with King Ferry EMS providing first aid before returning the family pet to its owner. King Ferry Fire Chief Scott Shaw told Finger Lakes News Radio this was the first time the department has used the pet oxygen masks that were donated to them by the Invisible Fence Company in 2019.

All units were back in service by 4:00a.

Other agencies providing support include the 911, Cayuga County Emergency Management, Cayuga County Rehab and Fire Investigation units, Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office, Genoa Ladies Auxiliary, New York State Police, and Southern Cayuga Ambulance.


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