Puppies given oxygen from pet masks after being rescued from burning barn

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LONDON — Firefighters were forced to use miniature pet oxygen masks to treat two puppies rescued from a burning barn in Devon, UK, on Monday.

In a post on Facebook, Newton Abbot Fire Station shared photos of the dogs being treated with gel and oxygen after rescue services arrived at the scene in the early afternoon.

Image: facebook/newton abbot fire station

Here are some pictures taken by firefighters at the scene.

Firefighters administer oxygen to the puppies.

Firefighters administer oxygen to the puppies.

Image: facebook/newton abbot fire station

The masks fit over the puppy's heads to help them take in the air.

The masks fit over the puppy's heads to help them take in the air.

Image: facebook/newton abbot fire station

One puppy, which suffered burns, was treated with gel.

One puppy, which suffered burns, was treated with gel.

Image: facebook/newton abbot fire station

There were five puppies in the barn when the fire took hold. Three died at the scene.

The two dogs pictured in the photos above were treated by firefighters and then taken to the vets. Sadly, a spokesperson from Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service confirmed to Mashable that one of the rescued puppies has since died.

"They weren't bad burns but was in a wide area and was just too much for such a little puppy," the owner of the farm, James Barter, was quoted as saying in the Torquay Herald Express. "I think of myself as fairly tough but I was pretty upset."

He went on to say that the surviving puppy seems to be doing fine.

"We have named it Blaze in honour of its miraculous survival," he said.

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