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First responders help boy, dog escape from Mesa apartment fire

(Screenshot/Mesa Fire and Medical)

PHOENIX – First responders helped a 13-year-old boy and a dog escape from an apartment fire in Mesa on Thursday morning, authorities said.

Two Mesa police officers first noticed smoke at the building near McKellips Road and Horne and went inside to rescue the boy, according to an email from Mesa Fire and Medical.

Fire crews arrived soon after and found the dog while searching through four affected apartments.

They also evacuated surrounding apartments and put out the fire, which had extended into the attic and a unit next door.

A police officer was treated for minor injuries at the scene.

An 84-year-old female was treated for minor smoke inhalation and other related issues and was taken to a hospital.

The fire displaced approximately 10 residents from four apartments. The Red Cross was assisting them with their needs.

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