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This Puppy Was Rescued From A Fire And Now Works As A Firefighter

Prepare to feel a lot of feelings.

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In April 2014, Lindler noticed smoke and flames coming from a neighbor's property. When he and other firefighters entered the building, Lindler saw Jake cowering in a corner, having just crawled out from under a fallen piece of burning ceiling.

"He was pretty scared and he wasn't moving a whole lot," Lindler told BuzzFeed News. "We think he was in the corner of the building for about 10 minutes before I got to him."

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Jake performed mouth-to-snout resuscitation on the pup, who was taken to the vet with second- and third-degree burns to over 75% of his body, including his paws. "Most animals don't typically live with burns that severe," Lindler said.

When his neighbors said they weren't able to afford the puppy's vet costs, Lindler spoke with his wife about adopting Jake.

The puppy had to stay under 24-hour medical care for six weeks, but he was eventually able to come home. "My family just took to him like it was meant to be," Lindler said.

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He's also in training to become an arson-detecting dog, to help firefighters sniff out accelerants and flammable liquids at a burned-out site once the blaze is extinguished.

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David Mack is a reporter and weekend editor for BuzzFeed News in New York.

Contact David Mack at david.mack@buzzfeed.com.

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