Port Moody firefighters rescue dog from house fire

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Port Moody firefighters rescue dog from house fire

Two Port Moody residents and their dog are safe, after a large fire tore through their home late Wednesday night.

The fire broke out just before 10:00 p.m. PT, at a house in the 500-block of Forest Park Way.

When firefighters arrived, they found flames and heavy smoke coming from the home.

Port Moody Fire Chief Ron Coulson says his crews had to work quickly after they found a small dog inside the building.

"They did discover a dog inside the house and were able to extricate the dog," said Coulson.

"We do carry canine first aid equipment … in particular canine oxygen masks, so they were able to utilize that particular product and assist the dog."

The two residents of the home were treated for smoke inhalation by BC Ambulance. Two neighbouring houses were also evacuated as a precaution.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Coulson said it's too early to tell if it is suspicious or not.