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Fire Service Has a Busy Weekend of Incidents

06/02/2012

The bad weather over the weekend meant that Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service were even busier than normal.

Firefighters in the North of the county were called to three incidents involving dogs falling through ice, two of them at Tunstall Park and one at Hales Hall Park in Cheadle.

At one of the Tunstall Park incidents yesterday, the dog owner had waded into the water to try and rescue the dog however had to turn back and so called the fire and rescue service for help.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to remind dog owners to keep their dogs away from frozen water and should a pet get into difficulty call the fire and rescue service straight away - don’t attempt a rescue yourself.

Elsewhere, crews from Gnosall and Cannock were kept busy with chimney fires, one on Abbeyside Road in Ranton and another on Station Street in Cheslyn Hay.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has experienced an increase in chimney fires since the cold weather hit this year and would like to remind Staffordshire residents to ensure their chimneys are swept at least once a year, before use.

Temperatures are set to drop below freezing again this evening and continue to dip throughout the week. For more information about keeping safe in the cold weather, visit www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk.