Firefighters save blind dog

Preliminary investigation shows the home had no working smoke alarms

By Dan Morse
The Washington Post

ACCOKEEK, Md. — When fire broke out in a home in the Maryland community of Accokeek on Saturday, Coco couldn’t see it. He is a tiny Shiatsu, and he is blind.

It was a serious fire, enough to prompt two occupants to escape. Firefighters from Prince George’s and Charles County counties arrived and spent 20 minutes knocking down the bulk of the fire, officials said. But no Coco.

Firefighters found him in the kitchen, carried him out and handed him to an EMS crew that provided aid, fire officials said. The dog chugged down a “a few breaths of oxygen,” appeared to be fine, and was reunited with his owners, fire officials said.

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