AUSTIN (KXAN) — First responders tended to a person as well as a dog to make sure they were OK after a fire damaged an apartment in east Austin.
The Austin Fire Department posted a photo on Twitter of a firefighter holding a black and white dog while an Austin-Travis County EMS paramedic placed an oxygen mask over its snout. They said they treated the dog after a fire started at the apartment at 1147 Poquito Street.
ATCEMS wrote on social media that its medics took an adult patient to Dell Seton Medical Center with “potentially serious” injuries, though it’s believed this person should recover.
Paramedics treated the dog for smoke inhalation and “returned them to their family happy and healthy,” ATCEMS said on Twitter.
Firefighters shared a picture of the charred exterior of the apartment, which also showed smoke still pouring out of the eaves of the roof. The front door, windows and edge of the roof all appeared blackened from the fire.
The fire department did not share any additional information on social media about the apartment fire, so a cause is not yet known.
Earlier Monday, firefighters put out a fire at an abandoned building in northeast Austin. Crews responded to a building at 2215 E. Anderson Lane just before 12 p.m.