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Touching Video Shows Detroit Firefighter Reviving Dogs Using His Own Oxygen Mask


"Did you get my dog out?"

It's rare you get to see a dramatic fire rescue on video. It's probably even rarer that you get to see a successful fire rescue involving two dogs.

In a video posted in March, but which has largely gone unnoticed and is now starting to gain attention, a Detroit firefighter is seen carrying the limp bodies of two dogs out of a burning house, one of which is a puppy. The owner is heard yelling "Did you get my dog out?" as the firefighter emerges.

After laying the dogs on the grass, the firefighter then takes off his oxygen mask and places it over the mouths of both dogs as the owner pets them. Eventually, they both regain consciousness.

Here's how it all unfolded:

It's unclear when the footage was captured, but the clip is part of a larger documentary called "Burn: One Year on the Front Lines of the Battle to Save Detroit." The film was a hit at the Tribeca Film Festival this spring, but the creators are still trying to secure funds for a larger release.

You can watch the trailer, shot in 2009, below:

"BURN is a character-driven documentary about Detroit, told through the eyes of Detroiters who are on the front lines, trying to rescue and rebuild it," the film's website says. "BURN will follow the firefighters, the men and women charged with the thankless task of saving a city that many have written off as dead. We’ll also look at the educators, the reformers, the activists, the enthusiasts — those who have the vision and the heart to bring a forgotten American dream back to Detroit."

(H/T: Daily Mail)

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