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Firefighters Pull Dogs From Walnut Creek House Fire Wednesday

Photo: File/Bruce Chambers / The Orange County Register via AP/2012

Fire investigators are looking for the cause of a mid-morning structure fire on Mission Lane in Walnut Creek that left at least two pets injured Wednesday.

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a home in the unit block of Mission Lane at 10:52 a.m. Wednesday and found heavy smoke upon arrival.

Residents said two dogs were inside the home and were burned or were overcome by smoke and were given oxygen by firefighters at the scene. A local veterinarian reportedly arrived to help the animals and both were transported to the vet’s offices.

One is reported to have recovered but the second animal was described as being “in poor shape.”

No information was given as to the breed of the animals involved. Neighbors said no one was at the home when the fire broke out and no other injuries were reported.


  1. As an animal lover, this breaks my heart. I’m glad one dog recovered, and I hope the other pup pulls through. Hug your animals tonight. Prayers…

  2. Hi all, my puppies recovered thanks to the great effort of CCFD and Muller Vet. & Sage Vet where the dogs were transported to after the initial recovery at Muller. The Pitty struggled for weeks and has permanent nerve damage from the smoke inhalation & lack of oxygen. My 11 year old Chow Chow recovered much quicker and was home in 3 days. Thank you for your kind thoughts. This was truly heartbreaking to see them being pulled out unconscious and not breathing. I can’t tell you how blessed I am they survived.

    • Always nice to get an update on a story like this. Appreciate your taking the time to write. Always hate seeing critters hurt in any way… All best and give ’em a head rub for us!

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