Paramedics revived a cat and dog that suffered from smoke inhalation during a West Hollywood apartment fire, it was reported Monday.
The fire broke out at 1169 N. Orange Ave. around 5 p.m. Sunday, and caused about $80,000 worth of damage.
The blaze started when a laptop computer left on a carpet by one of the tenants exploded into flames, said Los Angeles County fire Capt. Ric Brandelli.
Firefighters found a 16-year-old yellow Labrador retriever and a black tabby during a secondary search of the building. The animals "didn't look like they would make it," Brandelli said.
"No words can describe the relief in the lady's expression when she saw her dog stand up and walk around," Brandelli said. The cat also began breathing on its own, and got up and ran away.
The woman whose laptop started the fire was also the owner of the animals, authorities said. Her apartment unit and five others were damaged in the blaze.
Firefighters Revive Dog and Cat Caught in Burning Building