SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (KTVU) - Officers rescued a puppy found hiding out in a burned building in San Leandro Wednesday afternoon.
Firefighters were called to an apartment fire at 950 Juana Avenue in San Leandro around 12:06 p.m.
They arrived at the scene to heavy fire and smoke coming from a first-floor unit of the two-story building.
The fire was brought under control and fully extinguished within 15 minutes of crews arrival.
During the fire, officers knocked on every door in the 15-unit complex to temporarily evacuate residents.
They were alerted to a dog that was home alone and hiding in one of the units on the second floor.
Officer J. Camarillo went inside the apartment and safely located the dog in a bedroom.
Camarillo was able to reunite the 10-year-old Maltese poodle named Cream Puff, with her family.
There were no reports of any injuries to residents, pets, or firefighters.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The Red Cross is assisting four people who were displaced by the blaze.