The Harrisonburg Fire Department posted about Rebel's rescue on Facebook around 6:30 p.m. 

A public service call this afternoon led to the discovery of Rebel, a dog who is still alive following the Southview fire. Rebel was discovered by firefighters under his owners desk on the third floor of apartment building 1083.

According to Kayla Blake, a resident of the Southview Apartments and Rebel’s owner, she returned to the apartment complex to see the building and heard Rebel inside. Rebel was hiding under her desk in her bedroom on the third floor of the complex.

“Thank you Harrisonburg Fire Department so much for rescuing my pup!” Blake said in a Facebook post. “I will never be able to thank all of you enough!”

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