8, 2018 Burnham-On-Sea
fire crews save dog in Highbridge house blaze
firefighters rescued a labrador dog while tackling a house blaze
in Highbridge last night (Wednesday).
fire crews were sent to West Avenue in Highbridge just after 10pm
following reports of flames being seen inside.
rescued the labrador, called Lucy, and tackled the blaze with a
hose reel jet, preventing it from spreading from the ground floor.
Kayleigh Youde, who raised the alarm, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I
smelt burning and heard Lucy barking inside, then I saw the flames
inside the house through the kitchen window."
immediately dialled 999 and was so relieved when the fire crews
quickly arrived - they smashed the door to gain entry, brought out
Lucy, and then put out the fire. Fortunately, no-one else was inside
the house at the time."
all happened so quickly. I'm so pleased no-one was hurt and that
the fire didn't spread."
spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Two appliances from Burnham-On-Sea
and one from Bridgwater were mobilised to a report from a neighbour
of fire alarms activating in a neighbouring property. On investigation,
smoke was seen inside the and the fire service were called at 10.06pm."
arrival at the scene crew confirmed all persons were accounted for
and a fire was located in the kitchen."
10.18pm, the crew gained entry to the property using breaking-in
tools and got to work with breathing apparatus, hose reels and a
thermal image camera to extinguish the fire."
10:28pm, the fire in the kitchen had been extinguished and one dog
was evacuated from the premises by the fire crew, who were at work
ventilating the property using a positive pressure fan."
11pm, the crew said the kitchen was smoke damaged, while there was
also five percent smoke damage made to the remainder of the premises.
fire was extinguished using two breathing apparatus, one hose reel,
a positive pressure ventilation fan and breaking-in tools."
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