LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. – Firefighters rescued a dog trapped in a pipe after escaping a small fire in Lehigh Acres early Wednesday morning.
Around 7 a.m., a fire broke out near 71st Street SW and spread to about a quarter of an acre before fire crews arrived to extinguish the blaze, according to reports. Lehigh Acres Fire Department.
The fire was quickly extinguished, but rescue teams had to turn to another situation when they were alerted to a dog named Max trapped in a nearby sewer.
Firefighters said Max was trapped while escaping the flames. Video shows firefighters using ropes to safely pull the dog out of the pipeline.
According to Lehigh Acres Fire and Rescue Control District, rescuers worked for two hours to get Max out of the pipeline safely.
Max poses for a photo with the rescue team after Wednesday morning’s incident.
Lehigh Acres Fire Department wrote in a Posts on Twitter “Max gave us 5 out of 5 stars, but said he needed a nap before he showed up for the interview.”
Due to the large number of brooms in the area, the Florida Forest Service responded to dig a fire pit around a smoldering area of the fire.
https://nbc-2.com/news/local/2022/02/16/video-firefighters-rescue-dog-who-got-stuck-in-pipe-while-hiding-from-lehigh-brush-fire/ VIDEO: Firefighters rescue dog stuck in pipe while hiding from fire brush in Lehigh