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Firefighters resuscitate family pet

By ThisIsReno


Reno Fire Department investigators say last night’s fire at 715 Yori Avenue was caused by an electrical water cooler in the kitchen that had shorted out.

Firefighters responded at 9:15 p.m. to the structure fire at the single family residence. The first arriving unit, Engine 1, found smoke coming from the garage. After further investigation, crews located a fire in the kitchen. Firefighters were able to quickly knock down the fire and contain it to the kitchen area.

The occupants of the residence were not home at the time of the fire. “Firefighters did rescue the family cat that was not breathing,” advised Battalion Chief Bob Knoll. “Crews began resuscitation and were able to revive the pet.”

The Reno Fire Department Chaplain and the American Red Cross provided assistance with shelter for the residents.

Responding to the structure fire were three structure engines, one ladder truck, one rescue unit, one air support unit, one safety officer, one fire investigator, the fire department chaplain, and one battalion chief. The Reno Police Department responded to the incident to provide support services. NV Energy was also on scene helping fire crews by shutting off gas and electric services.