FAMILY’S PLEA AFTER DEVASTATING CITY FIRE
A MOTHER and her two sons suffered burns trying to save their beloved dog after a fire tore through their home on Bonfire Night.
Pensioner Manjitkaur Singh and her sons Charnjeet and Dil were taken to hospital in the early hours of November 5 after their home on North Road, Cardiff, caught fire.
Their dog Rocky was unable to escape and was killed in the blaze, as previously reported in the South Wales Echo last week.
The family are now staying with their friend Jacob, who set up a fundraising page.
Jacob told the story of how the family tried to save Rocky, an American bulldog.
He said: “My mate Dil woke up to a fire on his bed. Quickly getting up, he chucked the blanket into the bathtub and starting screaming ‘fire’ to the rest of his family.
“They all bolted up to see his whole room ablaze and just making sure everyone was out of the room and was safe before realising one of the dogs was missing.
“It was Rocky, one of the puppies of the house, who was always jumping up at people, full of love for her owners and she absolutely loved children.
“Rocky was always terrified of fireworks and was hiding under the bed. It was her safe place, as we used to call it, from the firework explosions going on outside.”
Manjitkaur and her sons suffered burns trying to get Rocky out of the room, but were unable save her.
“It is heartbreaking,” said Jacob. “With all the memories and over half of the house destroyed, the mother who is almost 70 trying to get into the room to save her puppy and ended up burning her hands and one of the sons burning his face and foot just trying to get her out of the fire.”
The outside of the house in North Road, Cardiff