Oswego County firefighters, EMT save cat, dog, 2 urns in fire

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New Haven, N.Y. — Firefighters battling a fire Monday on county Route 1 in New Haven found several lifeless pets inside the home.

“Unfortunately (the homeowners) did lose a couple of pets,” the New Haven Volunteer Fire Corp. posted on Facebook.

But the news wasn’t all bad.

“For the first time we resuscitated a dog and cat and they survived,” the Facebook post read.

Someone called the Oswego County 911 Center at 11:01 a.m. to report a house on fire on county Route 1 in New Haven. Initial reports described flames shooting from the back of the house and “lots of smoke,” dispatchers said.

New Haven, Novelis, Scriba, Mexico and Ringgold (Pulaski) fire departments and McFee ambulance responded to the fire. Sandy Creek and Palermo volunteer firefighters were on standby.

When firefighters arrived, they saw smoke in the eaves of the home. Firefighters said the back of the home had heavy damage. The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

During the fire, Novelis Firefighter Kyle Hartford and New Haven EMT Jeff Paquette resuscitated a dog and a cat. New Haven Firefighter Adam Prosser also saved two of the family’s urns, the fire department’s Facebook post read.



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