Bodycam footage shows police officer rescuing dog from house fire

Police have released footage of the moment a dog was rescued from a house fire in the US state of Virginia.

The bodycam video was captured by Buena Vista Police Department and made public to praise the officer Jacob Moore's heroic efforts.

Mr Moore can be seen in the footage searching the smoke-filled house for the dog and comforting the family pet before carrying it to safety.

No one was injured in the fire. A fundraising page was set up to support the family affected.