• Above and beyond: Connellsville firefighters rescue dog from burning home


    CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. - A Connellsville family is thanking firefighters after they went above and beyond the call of duty to save one of their two dogs from a burning home on Monday.

    The victims said they left their home Monday night to go shopping when they received a call that their home was on fire.

    Jenny O'Hanlon said she later discovered that firefighters rescued one of her dogs from the blaze.

    "They were doing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on my dog and they were pumping and compressing his chest, which actually revived him," O'Hanlon said.

    O'Hanlon said her other dog died in the blaze, but she's thankful for everything the firefighters did to try and save them both.

    "They didn't have to worry about my dogs at all. They could have told me they already passed, but they didn't. They spent an extra hour doing what they did," O'Hanlon said.

    The family said they're thankful to have their lives as well and that no one was hurt fighting the flames.

    "This is the only thing that matters --  the family and the friends that poured out love to us," O'Hanlon said.

    O'Hanlon said the fire may have been caused by an electrical problem, but the cause remains under investigation.

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