Firefighters in Lacey, Washington were called to a small mobile home fire to find that while the humans were safely outside, a small family of hamsters were still in danger.
Tweeting their progress live the firefighters were able to break into the house, put out the fire and rescue the tiny critters.
LFD3 currently working a mobile home fire in the 6800 block of Martin Way. pic.twitter.com/JhZZ1bZLD5— Lacey Fire (@LaceyFireDist3) September 26, 2014
Thanks to their specially designed animal rescue equipment the firefighters were able to administer oxygen to 'Oreo', 'Madonna' and their three babies.
"Oreo", "Madonna" and the baby hamsters being treated with oxygen. LFD3 crews have animal rescue and aid equipment. pic.twitter.com/CFruyYH5PS— Lacey Fire (@LaceyFireDist3) September 26, 2014
Sadly one of the babies didn't make it however the rest survived having been treated in accordance with the 'Pet Emergency Pocket Guide' that all Lacey firefighters carry with them.
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Yes. Our crews are trained and specially equipped to care for animals that have been rescued from a house fire. pic.twitter.com/Vj2lxP2Ybt— Lacey Fire (@LaceyFireDist3) September 26, 2014