Dog rescued from house fire

Ashley Down Road, Bishopston, Bristol

Firefighters have rescued a dog from a house fire.

When crews arrived at the property, which was divided into two flats, they found the occupants already outside. A woman and her baby, who live in the top floor flat, and two females, from the ground floor flat, were unharmed.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the ground floor flat and tackled the fire in the kitchen using a high pressure hose reel. While inside they found a Whippet dog, which they assisted to safety.

A positive pressure ventilation fan was used to clear the smoke.

It’s thought the fire started accidentally after the tumble drier overheated and caught light. The ground floor flat was badly damaged by smoke from the fire.

Fortunately the property had working smoke alarms fitted which activated giving the occupants time to escape safely.

Avon Fire & Rescue Service would like to remind people of the importance of working smoke alarms which will provide an early warning sign that a fire has broken out. Make sure you check the batteries are working at least once a week.