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First responders resuscitate dog trapped in house fire

Neptune Township Office of Emergency Management Deputy Coordinator Michael DiLeo and Neptune Township EMS Manager Bil Rosen with a dog they resuscitated Friday in Neptune.

Neptune Township Office of Emergency Management Deputy Coordinator Michael DiLeo and Neptune Township EMS Manager Bil Rosen with a dog they resuscitated Friday in Neptune.

A dog pulled from a house fire in a Jersey Shore town is alive thanks for the efforts of first responders, officials say.

The fire broke out Friday morning on Leonard Avenue in Monmouth County’s Neptune Township, according to a news release from the township’s Office of Emergency Management.

Firefighters from the township and nearby departments responded to the scene and determined that all human occupants had safely escaped the blaze.

But one dog that was trapped inside was resuscitated by Neptune Township Office of Emergency Management Deputy Coordinator Michael DiLeo and Neptune Emergency Medical Services Manager Bil Rosen.

The fire was brought under control in less than 30 minutes.

The Red Cross responded to help with the relocation of the residents. The Monmouth County SPCA also responded to tend to three dogs from the house.

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