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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Cat Rescued from Kitchen Fire

27/01/2011

A cat has been rescued from a house on Crossway in Littleworth, Stafford this morning. Crews from Stafford and Rising Brook were called to reports of a fire at 5.45am and on arrival found a small fire in the kitchen.

"This incident highlights how essential smoke alarms are as they alerted the family to the fire quickly meaning they could safely evacuate the property."

Station Manager, Stan Cooper

The occupiers of the property, a lady and her young son, were outside and informed firefighters that an electrical appliance had caught fire and they had been unable to find their pet cat before evacuating the property.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire, which had started accidentally. Firefighters searched the property and found the cat safe and well in a first floor bedroom.

Station Manager, Stan Cooper said: "The fire was confined to one area however has caused extensive smoke logging to the kitchen. Both occupiers were upstairs when the fire broke out, however the smoke alarms operated and alerted them to the incident. The woman did the right thing by calling us, closing the kitchen door and getting out of the property with her son.

"This incident highlights how essential smoke alarms are as they alerted the family to the fire quickly meaning they could safely evacuate the property. Their swift actions also meant we were able to put the fire out before it could spread."

The incident was closed at 7.45am.