Firefighters rescue 6 dogs from structure fire in Bastrop County

North Bastrop County Fire Rescue saved six dogs from a fire earlier this week. Luckily, no people or pets were hurt. 

It's not clear what caused the blaze, but it was put out within 10 minutes.

In the video, firefighters can be seen ushering the dogs out.

"It does kind of create a hectic environment not knowing what we're going to arrive on scene to," Chief Marco Martinez said.

He says the crew put out flames coming from the window and were told there were still pets inside.

"The guys did a great job of getting bunked out, extinguishing the fire, checking for hot spots and again rescuing those animals," Martinez said.

The dogs got out as smoke filled the structure. While those dogs weren't hurt and didn't need oxygen masks, there are masks for pets on hand.

"This is a special formulated mask for pets, different sizes, it goes around their nose, and then we can just hook them up to oxygen," Martinez said.

Burnt parts remain on the affected structure, but the important thing is everyone and their companions are okay.

"Pets are an extension of your family right, some people say they are family," Martinez said. "Everybody was safe and sound and accounted for which is the biggest thing."

One person in one of the units is displaced.

As a general fire safety tip: make sure you have working smoke detectors.