New Castle firefighters rescue dog from burning apartment building


NEW CASTLE, Pa. - Firefighters rescued a dog from a burning apartment building Thursday afternoon in New Castle.

Crews were called to the Crestview Garden Apartments on Parkwood Court about noon Thursday.

After seeing smoke outside the second floor of the apartments, assistant Chief Mark Panella rescued the dog from the building and carried it to an awaiting ambulance.

The dog, who was breathing on its own, received medical attention for about 20 minutes before being taken to a vet.

According to fire Chief Thomas Maciarello, eight adults and four children were displaced by the blaze. None of them were home at the time of the fire.

No injuries were reported and the American Red Cross said it’s helping those who were displaced by the fire.