A dog that was found in a fire at a home in Mar Vista Friday night, May 30th, later died, fire officials said.
Twenty-seven Los Angeles City firefighters were called at 9:04 p.m. to a single-family home at 3946 Bledsoe Ave., south of Matteson Avenue, in Mar Vista, where a fire was reported, Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman d’Lisa Davies said. Two LAFD rescue ambulances were also called to the scene, where first-arriving firefighters saw smoke coming from the single-family structure.
No one was at the residence when fire units arrived. Firefighters were able to confine the blaze to the kitchen after performing an “aggressive attack,” combined with simultaneous vertical ventilation, Davies said.
The fire was extinguished in about 13 minutes.
During a search of the home, firefighters located three dogs inside and removed them from the home. All three dogs, which had been exposed to thick smoke, had trouble breathing, Davies said.
The dogs were given supplemental oxygen by firefighters and transferred to the custody of Animal Control officers. Two of the animals survived but one dog later died, Davies said.
The cause of the fire and the estimated damage to the structure are under investigation.