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14A Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 Feather River Bulletin Steven Laster's dog is administered oxygen by Plumas District Hospital's ambulance after having breathed smoke in the upstairs of a burning home on Cemetery Hill in Quincy. Photo by Tyron Rael A home on top of Cemetery Hill in Quincy catchesflre the morning of Dec. 16. Quincy's and Greenhorn's fire departments responded, putting the fire out with minimal damage. Photo by James Wilson m James Wilson Staff Writer ily- in jwilson@plumasnews.com On the morning of Dec. 16, a home on the 800 block of Main Street on top of Cemetery Hill in Quincy caught fire. Quincy Volunteer Fire Department and Greenhorn Fire Department responded, putting out the fire and reducing the damage. Fire damage was minimal, contained to an upstairs bathroom. The upstairs was affected by smoke damage and minimal water damage. At the time of writing, the cause of the fee was unknown. The occupants of the house, "Myself and two other firefighters were on the second floor. The dog was just sitting in one of the bedrooms - conscious and really friendly," Frank Carey Quincy assistant fire chief Steven Laster, Julie Rees and their 14-year old daughter, escaped from the burning building unharmed. Once they made it outside, they realized their dog didn't follow them out. As the firefighters worked on putting the fire out, Laster and Rees scoured the area, looking for their dog. Meanwhile, upstairs in the burning house, firefighters came across the dog in one of the bedrooms. "Myself and two other firefighters were on the second floor," relayed Quincy's assistant chief, Frank Carey. "The dog was just sitting in one of the bedrooms -- conscious and really friendly." The firefighters removed the dog from the smoke and brought it outside. After reuniting with its owners, the: dog received oxygen from the ambulance on hand. The residents of the house will be temporarily out of their home while some remodeling will be done. The daughter is in need of clothing, size 3 or 5. Those wishing to make a donation may send it to P.O. Box 507, - Quincy, CA 95971. Firefightar Dean Laroski hands Steven I.aster his dog after saving it from the fire in the upstairs of Lastar's house. Photo submitted I II I Quincy 283-0800 Susanville 257-5321 Greenville 284-7800 Chester 258-311 5 Portola 832-4646 i i~ Tuesday 8:30-5:30 Christmas Eve Day 8:30- , Closed Chdslmas Day Friday 8:30-5:30 Saturday 10:00-5:00 i : : . *LIMITED TO STOCK ON HAND. SOUD OAK SOFA MATES s59 TWIN MATTRESS DINING ROOM , TABLE W14 CHAIRS SOLID WALNUT 11/CONSOLES t COLOBS MICROFIBER RECI INER s 283 DELIVERY AVAILABLE! NO INTEREST WITH PAYMENTS FOR 6 MONTHSl*