Firefighter saves dog from Oaks Condo fire in Gainesville

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. Alachua County Fire Rescue and Gainesville Fire Rescue were called to put out a fire at The Oaks Condominium early Thursday morning.

Firefighters arrived and used an ax to break the window to open the door. Once they opened the door, they found a dog unresponsive.

“It was tough to see,” ACFR firefighter Ryan Biondoletti said.

People were rescued from the fire and so was a pet. Through the smoke, Biondoletti picked up the dog named Reese and went downstairs to the fire truck to get to the pet oxygen mask.

Biondoletti was determined to get her back to safety.

“That's somebody's pet, someone loves that pet so just getting it as quickly as I could to the best position that dog needed to be in,” Biondoletti said.

He was relieved to see the dog alive again.

“After it was revived, I know that it went back to its owner. I did see the owner holding her dog and comforting her dog."

Reese's owner, Chloe Caron-Klusendorf, says she's doing just fine.