- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 26, 2020

HURRICANE, W.Va. (AP) - Pet oxygen masks have been given to a West Virginia fire department to help animals injured in fires.

Hurricane Fire & Rescue Lt. Bobby Bragg told WSAZ-TV the department received the masks through the Emma Zen Foundation, which donates masks to departments across the country.

Bragg said he noticed a gap in the department about a month ago when two pets were trapped inside a large house fire.

“We were able to save one of the animals and the other one was not able to make it,” he said. “So I wanted a better way to help the community and our four-legged family members, as well.”

Each kit has three different sized masks: small, medium and large. The kits have been placed on fire engines, and the department donated one kit to the Hurricane Police Department and two to Putnam County EMS.

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