(WJCL) –

Savannah firefighters helped save a dog’s life when they responded to a house fire Wednesday morning.

According to Savannah Fire, the resident was not home when firefighters arrived to the house fire on the 1000 block of Demmond St. just before 9:30 a.m. But their dog was.

Firefighters from Engine 8 quickly removed the dog from the burning home and gave it oxygen.

“The dog quickly recovered, but the homeowner was overcome with emotion after arriving on scene,” Savannah Fire wrote in a release. “She was treated by EMS.”

The house sustained extensive damage, officials say, and the cause is under investigation. The Red Cross is assisting.