Excerpts from Oakpark.com:

A full-grown mastiff, weighing well over 100 pounds along with several other pets, was rescued by firefighters Sunday evening at a house fire at 214 Pleasant St., in Oak Park.

Deputy Fire Chief Peter Pilafas said the fire department was called at about 6:30 p.m. … and the fire, which caused significant damage to the house, was extinguished in about half an hour.

No people were injured in the fire, but two kittens died in the blaze as a result of smoke inhalation. Other animals rescued from the building included a hedgehog, several turtles and fish.

… firefighters carried the mastiff out of the building and resuscitated the dog with an oxygen tank made specifically for pets. Pilafas said the tanks were donated to the fire department within the last couple of years by a local animal care organization.

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