Kitchen destroyed in fire

The Mead, Clutton

fire engine respondingTwo dogs and two budgerigars have died in a house fire.

When crews arrived at the incident smoke was coming from one of the windows so two firefighters in breathing apparatus carried out a search of the premises.

Sadly they discovered the pets during the search.

Using a high pressure hose reel they extinguished the fire and cleared the smoke from the premises with a positive pressure ventilation fan.

Fortunately, the occupants had not been home at the time of the fire and a neighbour had alerted them after hearing the smoke alarms activating.

It’s thought the fire started accidentally after the cooker hob was left on and nearby items caught fire.

Avon Fire & Rescue Service would like to remind people to take care when using electrical items. Always switch them off after use and never leave them on unattended.

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