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Puppy miraculously rescued from burning home

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ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Anderson firefighters rescued a 4-month-old puppy named Debo from a burning home on Zeno Street in Anderson on July 6.

The fire ripped through the home, destroying every room.

After putting out the blaze, Anderson Fire Department performed a routine search and rescue walk through the home.  They found the Pitbull mix hiding in a closet at the back of the home.

"I just seen something moving in the closet and I looked down and there he was laying there and he was barely breathing and you know just picked him up and took him outside," said Anderson Fire Department firefighter Robbie Rhodes,  “I didn't think he had too much longer if he would have stayed in.”

The Fire Department and Medshore EMS immediately administered oxygen to dog and were able to revive him quickly.

Battalion Chief Michael Guest said this puppy is lucky to be alive.

"It was in there for the whole fire. The house was fully involved in the fire, so it's pretty miraculous that it survived that much heat and that much fire. He just found a good hiding place," said Guest. 

Remarkably the dog walked away virtually unharmed by the fire and has since made a full recovery.

“They said we should have named him lucky.  That's what the fireman said,” dog owner Henry Osby said.

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