Colorado Sheriff’s deputies use a baseball bat to rescue 14 dogs from burning camper

By Matt Connelly

Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday afternoon used a baseball bat to break open the window on a burning camper and rescue 14 dogs.

According to the Daily Sentinel:

According to a press release, firefighters and deputies were dispatched to a burning camper in the Murdoch’s/Denny’s parking lot in Clifton at about 12:40 p.m. on Wednesday.

“Upon arrival, deputies could see white smoke coming from the top of the camper and sounds of whining dogs in distress could also be heard from the outside,” the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office said.

“Deputies immediately took action to rescue the 14 dogs locked inside.”

Crews rescued the dogs by breaking out the windows of the camper with a baseball bat.

Four dogs were taken to a nearby veterinarian for smoke inhalation treatment. One MCSO deputy was treated at the scene for a hand burn along with minor scratches.

The Clifton Fire Department said Thursday that all of the dogs had survived except for one that sadly got away and was hit by a car.

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