Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department saves dog from hot car


Members of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department saved a dog from a hot car Saturday.

The female dog was left in a parked car in 90-degree heat at 3903 Fair Ridge Drive in Fairfax around 1:15 p.m., witness Christopher J. Scalia said on Twitter.

According to Scalia, he “waited a bit” for the owners before calling 911. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue then arrived a few minutes later to open a car door and free the dog.

Two windows had been left “barely open” and the dog was “obviously starting to heat up,” Scalia said in the tweet.

Scalia also shared four photos of the rescue in his tweet about the incident.

On Sunday morning, Scalia said on Twitter that the Fairfax County Police Department told him that the owners didn’t come back to the car for over an hour after he first saw the dog in the car.

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