LAKE GENEVA — Firefighters rescued a dog from a burning van Wednesday afternoon.
Lake Geneva firefighters were dispatched at 12:56 p.m. for a report of a car fire in the parking lot the Walmart, 201 N. Edwards Blvd., just west of Highway 12 and south of Highway 50.
According to Fire Department Capt. Mark Moller-Gunderson, arriving crews found a well involved fire engulfing two vehicles. Firefighters used foam and dry chemicals extinguishers to fight the fire, which spread to three adjoining cars, Moller-Gunderson said.
During the operation, firefighters made entry into a burning van and rescued a dog that was trapped. Fire crews resuscitated the dog and transported it to the Lake Geneva Animal Hospital for treatment. Moller-Gunderson said area veterinarians Scot and Mona Hodkiewicz are well known for their care of animals in crisis.
No other injuries reported.
“This was a serious and stubborn fire,” Fire Chief John Peters said. “Our crews worked hard to prevent further loss. We’re glad the dog was rescued and that no one was injured.”
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Lake Geneva police and fire officials said the cause and origin of the fire is under investigation but police said criminal activity was not suspected.