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San Bernardino County Firefighters Rescue Elderly Dog from Sinkhole in Hesperia

HESPERIA, Calif. (– In a heartwarming turn of events, San Bernardino County Firefighters successfully rescued an elderly dog who found herself in a precarious situation after falling into a sinkhole in Hesperia.

It happened at a residence in Hesperia when a concerned dog owner reported to the fire department that his beloved canine companion, Janie, was trapped in a sinkhole that had opened up in his front yard.

The pit, approximately 15 feet deep, became Janie’s unintended hideaway, potentially for the entire night.

Upon arrival, Medic Engine and Truck 304 teams were greeted with an unexpected dose of optimism; despite her predicament, Janie was active and surprisingly in good spirits at the bottom of the sinkhole.

Prioritizing safety above all, the seasoned firefighters swiftly evaluated the stability of the sinkhole before carefully proceeding with the rescue efforts.

Firefighters took no chances, setting up edge protection to prevent additional pressure and the risk of further collapse, ensuring the security of both the trapped dog and the rescue team.

A sense of relief echoed through the neighborhood as one brave responder descended the ladder into the sinkhole. Moments later, a triumphant rescue was accomplished. Janie, the fortunate dog, was lifted out of the hole without a scratch and into the eager arms of her loving owner.

“We appreciate the owner reaching out for help and are proud to serve our communities,” stated San Bernardino County Fire.

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