Pontiac Firefighters Rescue Occupant and Dog from House Fire in Illinois


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Pontiac, IL – A resident and a dog were rescued from a house fire at 511 E. Howard St., Pontiac, Illinois, early Monday morning. 

According to the Pontiac Fire Department, it began at 12:28 AM when fire crews, alongside the Pontiac Police Department and the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department, found a resident trapped on the roof of a burning two-story wood-frame house.

A dog trapped inside the building was also rescued and received emergency care from Pontiac’s EMS personnel using a specialized animal oxygen mask.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.  The dog is currently receiving care at an animal facility in Bloomington. Pontiac Fire expressed gratitude to all assisting agencies, including the Cullom Fire Protection District, Fairbury Fire Department, and Saunemin Fire Protection District. 


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