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Schenectady firefighters rescue dog from Monday night fire; Resident suffers minor injuries

Julie Wilder of Strong Street in Schenectady, right, holds pit bull Heavan who was rescued by firefighters from her residence Monday night.
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Julie Wilder of Strong Street in Schenectady, right, holds pit bull Heavan who was rescued by firefighters from her residence Monday night.

SCHENECTADY – Schenectady firefighters rescued a dog named Heaven from a burning home Monday night.

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Residents of the home all got out on their own, but one resident suffered a minor injury and was treated at the scene, officials said.

Firefighters were called to 911 Strong St. at about 9 p.m. for a fire. They arrived to find heavy fire and smoke, officials said.
The occupants got out on their own, but they reported that one of their dogs was still in the building, officials said.
“The crew from Engine 1 immediately entered the building in an effort to stop the spread of fire so they could search for the dog while other crews began to extinguish the flames,” officials wrote on Facebook. “Fortunately, the family pet Heaven was located, removed from the fire and reunited with its owners.”

The back of the home could be seen engulfed in flames as firefighters worked to put it out.

Firefighters got the blaze under control within 20 minutes.

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