Dog Rescued from Burning Home in Langford
West Shore Voice News | June 7, 2018Thursday, June 7 ~ LANGFORD. The Langford Fire Rescue Department responded at 5 am today, June 7, to a house fire on Kestrel Ridge. The fire was into the roof when crews arrived (it may have started in the garage). “We were concerned about it spreading to the neighbouring homes,” said Langford Fire Chief Chris Aubrey.
Eighteen firefighters from all three Langford stations were on scene, along with BCEHS, RCMP, BC Hydro and Langford Emergency Support Services.
The five occupants of the home in the area off Millstream Road and Treanor Avenue were alerted to the sound of the smoke alarm going off, discovered the fire and were able to leave the home without injury. “It is another example of working smoke alarms saving lives as this fire grew rapidly and the had seconds to get out, not minutes,” said Aubrey.
“The family pet was reported missing, however. Once we had knocked the fire down and were able to enter the home, we found the dog named Kona inside hiding beside a wall and bed downstairs. He was suffering from smoke inhalation, was sooty and wet and we removed him and gave him some oxygen,” the fire chief said. The dog was then taken to a vet by the RCMP. The dog is expected to make a full recovery.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation and the family is currently working with Langford ESS and friends for support until they can get long term aid through their insurance company.