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Dogs Saved From Tinley Park Garage Fire

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TINLEY PARK (CBS) — Southwest suburban Tinley Park firefighters on Wednesday saved two pit bulls that had inhaled smoke during a garage fire.

Firefighters were called at 1 p.m. about a fire in a two-car garage at the corner of Lenore and Ethyl lanes, Dunn said. The fire was out in 10 or 15 minutes, Fire Chief Ken Dunn said, and oxygen masks were used to resuscitate the dogs.

“We’ve had these snout-sized masks for about 10 years. They were very thankful they got taken care of,” Dunn said of the dogs.

No one was hurt, but the garage and a car inside were heavily damaged. There was also some minor damage to a house near the garage, Dunn said.

“The homeowners were never in danger,” said Dunn.

The cause of the fire had not been determined as of early Wednesday afternoon, Dunn said.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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