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Sixty pigeons die in blaze

24/10/2013

Sixty pigeons have died following a blaze that broke out at Kidsgrove in the early hours of yesterday morning. 

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to the incident at an allotment on King Street at 12.58am.

One crew from Sandyford and one from Kidsgrove attended the fire which started when a shed was set alight.

The blaze is thought to have been started deliberately and to have spread from the shed to the pigeon coop. 

Watch manager Des Keeling said that firefighters managed to resuscitate six birds by placing them in a box filled with oxygen. 

A hose reel jet was used to extinguish the fire and crews left the scene at 2.25am.