Humboldt, Ca., (KIEM)- According to a resident, several pets were killed after a Fortuna home caught fire Saturday morning. In the event of a similar emergency, fire fighters want you to know a couple of things:
- Don’t go back into a burning building in search of a pet. Often, dogs and cats will instinctively leave a building when they smell smoke. As long as you leave a door open, a lot of pets will get out on their own.
- Fire teams will look for your animal. Preventing the loss of human lives is always the priority for first responders. If helping your four-legged companion doesn’t put fire crews at high personal risk, know teams will look for your pets too.
- Arcata Fire has a “Doggy Resuscitation Kit,” to help animals found in burning buildings to breathe, and increase their chances of making the journey to veterinary care.