EL CAJON–Heartland Fire and Rescue responded to a mobile home fire Wednesday morning in the 700 block of South Second Street at the Lynnwood West Mobile Home Estates in El Cajon.
Upon arrival, firefighters encountered heavy smoke entering the mobile home. Heartland Fire, with assistance from the San Miguel Fire Protection District, extinguished the fire in approximately 20 minutes.
The owner escaped the fire unharmed, but during a primary search of the home, El Cajon Firefighter/
Paramedic Brendan Saffer found the owner’s dog, a Chihuahua, unconscious and near death. Once outside, Firefighter/Paramedic Travis Timmins, utilizing a pediatric oxygen mask, gave the dog “Mojo” oxygen. Timmins was able to resuscitate the dog after almost 10 minutes. The dog was transported by El Cajon Police Department Animal Control to the Broadway Animal Medical Center where it is being treated for smoke inhalation. The dog is expected to make a full recovery.
The mobile home is considered a total loss, with damage estimated at $40,000. The cause of the fire is now under investigation.