• Mail carrier performs CPR on unconscious dog trapped in house fire


    EVANS CITY, Pa. - A mail carrier is being credited with rescuing a dog from a burning home in Evans City Friday morning.

    Firefighters were called to the home on Pioneer Road about 10:30 a.m. when the mail carrier, Jo Amerson, noticed the flames.

    Channel 11’s Amy Marcinkiewicz reported that Amerson knocked out windows of the house in an effort to make sure no one was trapped inside.

    Amerson said she found an unconscious dog inside the house, performed CPR and brought the dog back to life.

    “It’s all in a day’s work. I did whatever everyone would do,” Amerson said. “It’s a life, whether it’s a dog, cat or any animal.”

    The homeowner and her daughter left the house moments before the fire started, officials said.

    The homeowner told Marcinkiewicz that she was with her 3-year-old daughter at her doctor’s appointment.

    The woman also said she and her daughter lost everything in the fire because they don’t have insurance.

    The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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