8 dogs rescued from mobile home fire

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) –Eight dogs were rescued from a mobile home that caught on fire.

Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officers, and firefighters from the Portage Department of Public Safety and Comstock Fire Department, responded around 6:37 p.m. Sunday to the residence in the 5400 block of S. Deadwood Drive.

Crews arrived and noticed the front bedroom of the home was on fire, and the residence filling with smoke.

The residents were not home at the time of the fire.

But trapped inside the home were the residents’ eight dogs — an adult Labrador Retriever, an American bulldog, and their six puppies.

Officers entered the home and were able to rescue the dogs, as additional crews extinguished the flames.

A few of the puppies appeared to have suffered from the effects of the smoke, and were provided oxygen by Comstock Township firefighters.

All of the animals are expected to make a full recovery, according to a news release.

The fire appears to be caused by a lamp that was knocked over by the dogs, police said.

Although there is fire and smoke damage to the bedroom, the integrity of the home is intact.

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