(TOUCHING TALE) A Detroit man experienced every pet guardian’s worst nightmare when a fire broke out in his home leaving his two dogs trapped inside. A crew, documenting the job of Detroit firefighters for a movie, filmed as the man frantically urged the firefighters to get the dogs out. Finally two lifeless bodies were carried out and put on the grass. Read on and watch as one brave firefighter takes off his oxygen mask and brings the dogs back to life. — Global Animal
Emily Anne Epstein, Daily Mail
A Detroit man stands dangerously close to his house as plumes of smoke billow out and firefighters tell him to get back.
‘Did you get my dog out!?’ he shouts, angry and worried in one breath.
Moments later, firefighters bring out two dogs, limp in their arms – but that’s not the end of the story.
A film crew from the documentary Burn captured one brave man removing his own air supply and resuscitating the animals.
‘Burn is a feature documentary about Detroit, told through the eyes of Detroit firefighters, who are charged with the thankless task of saving a city that many have written off as dead,’ writes the movie’s directors Brenna Sanchez and Tom Putnam.
The filmmakers were inspired by the stories of Detroit’s dangerous battle with fires in abandoned homes, increasing with the metropolis’s economic struggles.
To make the movie, firefighters donned helmets mounted with HD cameras as they went about their dangerous day-to-day work.
In this clip, the firefighters rescue two dogs from a burning home.
‘You’re going to have to stand back sir,’ the men tell the animals’ owner.
Not long after, they bring out two animals, wilted in their arms.
The owner frantically pets them on the ground, trying to bring them back to life, to no avail.
Finally a firefighter comes over and takes off his air supply and puts it over the snout of the animals.
With the help of the equipment and little love, the two animals begin to breathe again on their own.
The smaller of the two, a white puppy with a red collar, starts to wobble around the firetruck, trying to get his balance back.
The owner stretches out his palm to the firefighter – thanking him for saving the lives of his dogs in a strong handshake.
Burn debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in April to rave reviews and took home the audience award for documentary filmmaking.
But the Burn team is still fundraising to launch a general release of the film, so more people can learn about firefighter’s efforts to survive their everyday.