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Firefighters Rescue Pets from Perry Hall Apartment Fire

Firefighters pulled at least two dogs and two cats from the burning Silver Spring Station Apartments complex Sunday night.

Firefighters went to great lengths to rescue some four-legged during a blaze in a building Sunday night.

While all 24 of the building's human residents without harm, some were left behind.

At least two dogs and two cats were pulled from the building, said Fred Schillfarth, who was on the scene with the , although one of the cats later died.

While working the fire, a firefighter pulled a tan, curly-haired dog from the building.

"It was about two minutes later, the lady who owned the dog came up and she had tears running down her face," Schillfarth said. "I teared up myself. I'm a big dog lover."

A paramedic from the administered oxygen to a black dog, which survived, and attempted to revive one of the cats, which died, Schillfarth said.

Schillfarth, who owns several , said the pet rescues offered hope to residents displaced by the fire.

"It was a good thing, considering how bad the situation was," he said.

What can pet owners do to protect their animals during an emergency? Tell us in the comments.

CAW21227 January 23, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Kingsville Volunteer Fire Dept and Baltimore County Fire Station 55 deserve a big THANK YOU!!! for getting those animals out. I am sure their owners are more than appreciative. They are brave men who put their lives on the line for those animals.
Red Dolphin January 24, 2012 at 01:27 AM
I heard on the news about a pedestrian struck and killed in Perry Hall ? where did that happen at?
Lisa C. April 30, 2012 at 12:58 PM
I drove by and saw a pedestrian in the road at Belair Road and Chapel Hill Rd. I saw a women laying in the road, police were not there yet. I am sad to hear that she was killed. What news channel did you hear about it?
Lisa C. April 30, 2012 at 01:00 PM
I drove by the accident scene about 7:15 am so it must of just happened. So sad!

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