Firefighters build makeshift oxygen mask to save pet hamsters trapped in fire

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LACEY, Wash. — Firefighters got creative to save a family of hamsters involved in a fire at a mobile home in Lacey, Wash.

According to KTLA, the fire happened Friday after a woman turned on her dryer and then left her home. When she returned, firefighters were there trying to put out the fire. She told them that no one was inside — except for her children’s pet hamsters.

Firefighters were able to find the two adult hamsters and their three babies. There was also a hamster marriage certificate filled out with crayon.

The parents seemed to be fine, but the babies were a different story.

The firefighters put a makeshift oxygen mask together using tubing and a plastic bag. They pumped oxygen into the babies and were able to save two of them.

The fire department tweeted about their experience:

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