CPR Performed on Dog in House Fire

Firefighters performed CPR on the pitbull, but were unable to save him

A house fire in La Mesa killed a dog on Wednesday morning, according to officials.

Around 10:15 a.m. a Heartland Fire & Rescue crew was sent to a home on the 8400 block of Sunrise Avenue. Firefighters discovered a single occupancy home on the property ablaze. They then confined the fire from spreading to other areas in 10 minutes.

A dog was found in the home, and firefighters began performing CPR on the animal. They were unable to save the pitbull-mix breed.

The owner was not home during the incident, according to officials.

Damage to the home is estimated at $50,000 and investigators determined the cause to be a wall heater. No people were injured in the fire.

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