Aussie Medics Save Greyhound From Fire Injuries

Aussie Medics Save Greyhound From Fire Injuries

News Sep 22, 2012

Paramedics worked on a greyhound for 45 minutes after finding her under a bed in thick smoke at a futon factory fire in Sydney's inner west.

A 46-year-old man suffered serious burns in the fire and was taken to Concord Hospital in a serious condition with burns to his head and left arm.

The greyhound named Mandy suffered smoke inhalation at the two-storey brick premises in Marrickville about 11am yesterday.

Five NSW Fire and Rescue crews attended the blaze and a number of people were evacuated.

Mandy was rescued by a firefighter after it was trapped inside the building for 30 minutes.

Paramedics worked for 45 minutes to resuscitate the greyhound, which suffered smoke inhalation and dehydration.

Intensive Care Paramedic Sandy Macken said Mandy was found lying underneath a bed in a room filled with black smoke.

"She was unconscious and panting and looked quite ill, not responsive. So we just started the treatment on the side of the road," she said.

Ms Macken said they provided oxygen and inserted an IV drip after shaving Mandy's front leg.

It was not clear what caused the fire.

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