By Joe Slezak
Press & Guide Newspapers
DEARBORN â€” Firefighters rescued a woman, a cat and a dog out of a burning house on Saturday morning.
The house was fully involved when firefighters arrived three minutes after receiving the call, and they went in to find the woman. She was unresponsive in a back bedroom and was brought out through the front door.
She was taken to a hospital in serious condition, and the two others also were transported with minor injuries.
The cat and dog were found, and the cat had to be revived. The dog appeared to be fine.
Fire Chief Joe Murray called the damage â€œpretty substantial,â€ with fire and water damage throughout the house. The Fire Marshalâ€™s Office is investigating the cause.
Sixteen firefighters and eight rigs were sent to the scene. The last firefighters left at about 10:30 a.m., though investigators stayed longer. No firefighters were injured.
Murray was very pleased with the firefighters, especially since they had to rescue the woman.
â€œThese are very stressful situations,â€ he said. â€œIt takes a lot of coordinated effort and communication and hard work.
â€œMy crews really impressed me with their level of professionalism.â€
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