NOFD rescues six dogs in two-alarm house fire

New Orleans firefighters battled a two-alarm fire at a home in Algiers in which six dogs were rescued. Crews received the first call at 6:18 p.m. reporting the fire in the 5200 block of Patterson Street.

According to an NOFD spokesperson, responding firefighters were notified by neighbors that children regularly stay their on the weekends. A second alarm was struck for search and rescue crews. Firefighters learned that nobody was home at the time, but the family's six dogs were trapped inside. Crews were immediately able to rescue four dogs, but searched for over an hour before finding the remaining two trapped on the second floor of the home, according to the spokesperson.

None of the six dogs were hurt, but the NOFD reports that one firefighter did suffer an injury to his back after stepping in a hole on the second floor. He was later treated for his injury at a local hospital.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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