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Firefighters rescue dog from car fire
firefighter dog rescue
A Turlock firefighter rescues a dog from a burning car (Photo courtesy of TFD).

A small dog is on the mend after being rescued from a burning car Sunday afternoon by the Turlock Fire Department.

The fire department responded to the report of a vehicle fire in the 1300 block of W. Main Street at 3 p.m. Sunday and found a sedan smoldering with smoke and some flames.

As firefighters arrived at the scene the owner of the vehicle was coming out of a nearby store and saw that his car was on fire. He told the firefighters that his dog was in the car, said Turlock Fire Capt. Jason Bernard.

A firefighter broke the driver’s side window and was able to lift the small dog out and to safety.

The dog did suffer some smoke inhalation and singed fur, but was treated at the scene and returned to his owner, Bernard said.

The fire started in the passenger compartment, but the exact cause is unknown.