SAFD: Firefighter, paramedic hospitalized after dog attack

3, including dog owner, taken to hospital with dog bites

SAN ANTONIO – Three people, including a San Antonio firefighter and a paramedic, were taken to a local hospital after officials say they were attacked by dogs on the city's Northwest Side.

Joe Arrington, a spokesman with the San Antonio Fire Department, told crews received a call from the dogs' owner saying they were attacking her.

SAFD crews arrived at the woman's home in the 7800 block of Braun Circle around 2:55 p.m. Thursday.

SAFD said the dog had suffered some sort of injury prior to attacking its owner.

The firefighter and paramedic tried to intervene and that's when they were also attacked by the dogs, Arrington said.

All three people were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, some of which were dog bites, Arrington said.

SAFD said the dog was a family pet and was in obvious physical distress, and it was not any sort of vicious threat. 

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