Firefighters rescued a dog named “Lucky” after a candle started a fire in a Pasadena home Friday afternoon, authorities said.
An unattended candle sparked the house fire on the 400 block of Hill Avenue, according to the Pasadena Fire Department. Officials said crews managed to extinguish the blaze quickly.
A mother and her two children were able to flee the house before fire officials arrived, Pasadena Star-News reported. Upon the firefighters’ arrival, the family informed them that their dog Lucky was still inside.
Fire officials found Lucky but they had to use a special device for animals to resuscitate the dog, the news outlet reported.
“‘Lucky’ the dog lived up to his name today…” the Fire Department said in a tweet. The animal, who’s expected to recover, was being evaluated by the Pasadena Humane Society.