A firefighter stepped through the roof of a burning home in Orange Monday and another firefighter rescued a dog that was inside the home.
Crews responded about 5:45 p.m. to the 4000 block of East Charter Oak Avenue and located a home with a heavy amount of smoke coming from the garage of a one-story, single-family home, according to Capt. Ian MacDonald of the Orange Fire Department.
The fire moved into the attic of the home and after one firefighter extinguished flames in the eaves over the garage, another crew member climbed to the roof to vent smoke by cutting holes in the roof.
In the course of the operation, the firefighter stepped through the roof almost up to his knee, but he was able to keep from falling completely through and immediately rejoined his crew to get off the roof, MacDonald said.
Another firefighter rescued a dog from the home. The Labrador mix was dazed and unsteady in the hot and smoky home and a firefighter carried the dog out of the house, MacDonald said. The dog was placed under the care of a neighbor until its owners were able to return home, he said.
No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
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