Firefighters rescue dogs, cats from California house fire
Held by his owner, Clyde, a pitbull, is given oxygen by Garden Grove Fire Department Captain Jeff Wilkins, right, on Thursday, June 21, 2012 in Garden Grove, Calif.
GARDEN GROVE -- Firefighters rescued a dog and two cats while fighting a house fire Thursday morning, while another dog made it out on its own.
A strong odor reported at Disneyland around that time turned out to be from the fire, officials said.
The flames were reported at about 9:15 a.m. in the area of Steele and Danberry drives, authorities said. The fire was controlled about 30 minutes later.
When firefighters arrived they found heavy smoke permeating the house from the back bedroom, Garden Grove fire Battalion Chief Chuck Green said. About 20 Anaheim and Garden Grove firefighters were at the scene.
Two residents were inside and got out safely on their own, Green added.
Sage, a black Labrador, got out of the house while firefighters rescued two cats, Magic and Patches, and Clyde, a pit bull, said Norma Arbotast, who lives there.
Arbotast, who was in the house, said firefighters arrived within five minutes.
"The most important thing is that we're all OK," she said. "Everything else could be replaced."
Anaturalgasodor was investigated at Disneyland, but the smell was caused by the fire, authorities determined.
Garden Grove Fire Department Captain Albert Acosta, left, struggles with a cat that was rescued.