London firefighters rescue man, small dog from townhouse fire

FILE PHOTO. Jaclyn Carbone / 980 CFPL

Local firefighters saved the life of a man and his small dog after a house fire in south London.

The blaze broke out inside a townhouse on Southdale Road West at around 3 p.m. Tuesday.

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One man who lives in the townhouse was taken to hospital for smoke inhalation, and a small dog was resuscitated at the scene.

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Firefighters performed CPR and administered oxygen to the dog, who is expected to make a full recovery.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway, and the damage is pegged at $150,000.

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