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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Firefighters Rescue Dog From Kitchen Fire

24/10/2012

Fire and rescue crews from Stafford, Rising Brook and Eccleshall have rescued a   dog from a kitchen fire earlier today in Stafford.

“Fire and heat damage have been caused to the kitchen and the adjacent room has been damaged by smoke from the fire. A plumbing connection was damaged by the heat causing flooding in the property.”

Station Manager Simon Craythorn.

The call was received at 10.08am reporting the incident on Woodlands Road in the Holmcroft area of Stafford.

A female occupant had been out and returned home to find her smoke alarms activating, she immediately called the fire service.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and rescued the occupant’s black Labrador from the house who was showing no signs of life.

CPR was carried out on the animal and oxygen was given bringing the dog back to life, it was then taken to the vets.

Firefighters extinguished the fire in the kitchen of the property.

Station Manager Simon Craythorn said: “Fire and heat damage have been caused to the kitchen and the adjacent room has been damaged by smoke from the fire.

“A plumbing connection was damaged by the heat causing flooding in the property.”

 The cause of the fire was accidental due to a faulty toaster.

 Firefighters left the scene at 1.23pm.