Waco: Paramedics Revive Pet Rabbit Rescued from House Fire

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email
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WACO (January 23, 2014) No one was hurt in a fire that heavily damaged a home Thursday night in South Waco and paramedics were apparently able to revive a pet rabbit that firefighters rescued from the house.

Firefighters were sent at around 7:30 p.m. Thursday to the house in the 800 block of South 7th Street where the first crew on the scene reported that smoke was billowing from the single-story wood-frame house.

Firefighters initially feared a woman who lived in the house might be inside, but quickly determined she was at work when the fire started, Assistant Waco Fire Chief Patrick Kerwin said.

No one was injured.

Firefighters rescued a small rabbit from inside, which Waco ETMC paramedics apparently revived and returned to the residents, who were advised to take the pet to a veterinarian to be checked out.

The cause is under investigation.

The outside temperature at the time of the fire was 28 degrees.

(James Warde contributed to this report)

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