AUBURN — You’ve heard about firefighters rescuing kittens in a tree? On Wednesday, Auburn firefighters rescued a dog on a roof.

Auburn Fire Department Deputy Chief Geoff Low said a call came into the department that a dog was on an entry porch roof 15 feet from the ground on Summer Street.

The small dog had been left home in an apartment with the window cracked open, Low said. The window opening was small, but the dog had been able to get out.

“It was able to wiggle out through window to the porch roof,” he said. But “the dog didn’t want to wiggle back in.”

Low wasn’t sure what breed the dog was.

According to the department’s Facebook page, the dog chewed through a screen. 

After trying to open the window with a pole, firefighters went up to the entry porch roof, opened the window, put the dog inside and closed the window, Low said.

“We handled it as a routine call,” he said. 

The name of the dog’s owner wasn’t available.

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