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Fire department rescues dog from thin ice in Rochester

It happened Sunday morning on Cascade Lake.
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Firefighters in Rochester are heroes to a pet owner after they rescued a dog from thin ice on Sunday morning. 

It happened on Cascade Lake on the northwest side of town, with the dog going through the thin ice approximately 50 feet from shore. 

"The animal was fatigued from approximately 10 minutes in the water and had to be assisted out of the water onto the ice surface," Rochester Fire Department said in a release. 

The dog was otherwise fine, and no one else was involved in the incident. 

Ice is never considered 100 percent safe, but people should avoid going out on any frozen waterways unless the ice is at least 4 inches thick. More on ice safety guidelines here, courtesy of the Minnesota DNR. 

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