Hero firefighters rescue dog from burning house
A DOG was rescued from a burning house after it had been left alone while the cooker was switched on.
Firefighters were called to a semi-detached house on Chelford Road, Macclesfield, on Thursday afternoon just after 1.30pm.
Two crews from Macclesfield station had to break into the home as no one was in and found there to be a fire in the kitchen.
A cooker had been left on and adjacent items had caught alight.
Crews found a small dog, which was taken outside unharmed.
A hose reel and breathing apparatus was used to extinguish the blaze and a fan was used to rid the house of smoke.
A spokesman for Cheshire Fire Service said: “Crews forced entry to the property. A small dog, which was found safe and well, was cared for by the fire crews.”
Two fire crews from Macclesfield also attended a chimney blaze at a farm on Kerridge Road, Higher Hurdsfield, the same day shortly after 6.30pm. A fire involving a log burner had set alight and damaged the flue and hearth but firefighters prevented it spreading further.
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Firefighter Danielle Burgess with the rescued dog