Firefighters in Tuscaloosa rescued a dog from a burning basement Thursday afternoon, braving brutal heat to save the animal.

In a post on Facebook, the Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue Service said they received reports of a structure fire on 74th Street at 4:45 p.m. Thursday.

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They found the fire in a building's basement, and were told one dog was trapped inside.

Facing the fire within and extreme heat outside -- the heat index Thursday hovered around 107 degrees Fahrenheit for most of the afternoon.

Still, first responders were able to rescue the dog and no one was injured.

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