Dog resuscitated after being pulled from burning home

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SAN DIEGO -- Firefighters resuscitated a dog that they rescued from a burning home Friday, but another dog died in the blaze.

Crews eventually extinguished the fire, which broke out in the 500 block of South 36th Street around 11 a.m. Friday.

Firefighters found two people on the property. Both were taken to UCSD Medical Center and treated for smoke inhalation.

They went into the home and found Rocky, a pit bull mix, in a room on the second floor. The dog was overcome by smoke, so rescuers carried him outside and used special oxygen equipment to resuscitate him. Another dog died in the blaze.

Firefighters remained on the scene for several hours putting out hot spots.

Investigators said they believe the fire started on the second floor, but the cause had not been determined by early afternoon.

The American Red Cross was called in to help the five adults who live in the house arrange for interim shelter. Officials set the monetary losses at $175,000 to the structure and $75,000 to contents.

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