Viral video shows firefighter save little dog's life following California house fire

This is the heartwarming moment firefighters revived a dog called Jack after pulling it from a house fire in Bakersfield California

The fire department has been widely praised for its rescue, with hundreds of comments thanking the crew for their bravery.

A dog that appeared dead following a Bakersfield house fire Wednesday morning regained consciousness after being treated with oxygen, firefighters said.

"We're gonna give him some oxygen", one firefighter can be heard saying as the dog lay deathlike on a lawn outside a residential structure that caught fire.

It all started as first responders made the scene of a garage explosion that quickly engulfed a family's home with his dog still inside.

Jack appeared full of life after using the oxygen mask and was reunited with his relieved owner
Jack appeared full of life after using the oxygen mask and was reunited with his relieved owner

The video shows the firefighters reviving the little dog with specialized animal oxygen mask and high flow oxygen as his concerned owner looks on. They found "Jack" unresponsive, inside the burning home.

The firefighter who carried him from the home visited Jack on Thursday.

BFD said: "BFD firefighters consider it an honour and duty to serve our community ... and that includes protecting our pets, livestock and wildlife as well".

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