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Dog rescued from drain pipe in Fairfield

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A dog had a happy ending after it got stuck inside a concrete drain pipe in Fairfield on Saturday afternoon.

Rescue crews were called to Fairfield Warde High School around 1 p.m. Saturday after the dog became trapped inside a storm drain outflow pipe at the edge of the soccer field.

Firefighters, police officers and animal control officers worked to free the shepherd-Bassett hound mix named Shadow.

Crews first attempted to climb into the pipe to rescue the dog, but the pipe became too narrow. Officials said a backhoe was then brought in to lift the top of the catch basin so that firefighters could enter and rescue the dog.

The dog was then turned over to his owner and to Fairfield Animal Control to be checked out. Fairfield police told Eyewitness News that the dog was not injured.

According to officials, one firefighter suffered a minor hand injury, but is expected to be OK.

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