Seven pets rescued from burning building

FIREFIGHTERS rescued seven pets from a burning building in Essex in the early hours of this morning.Two crews from Brentwood and one from Ongar tackled the blaze at a house in Snakes Hill, Navestockside, just after midnight on Sunday.

FIREFIGHTERS rescued seven pets from a burning building in Essex in the early hours of this morning.

Two crews from Brentwood and one from Ongar tackled the blaze at a house in Snakes Hill, Navestockside, just after midnight on Sunday.

They rescued two cats, two rabbits, two guinea pigs and one ferret, however a budgie didn't survive.

Sub officer Steve Milligan from Brentwood Fire Station said: “The owners of the semi-detached house were out at the time of the fire.


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“Firefighters were initially called to reports that a shed and fence were on fire. On arrival firefighters were confronted with a shed and a lean-to on the side of the house on fire. Firefighters worked extremely quickly to stop the fire from spreading.

“The owner arranged for the pets to be checked out by an emergency vet.”

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The fire was out by 1.05am. The cause of it is unknown at this stage and an investigation will be carried out.

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