Two dogs rescued by firefighters

Meadow Road, Clevedon

fire engineTwo dogs have been rescued by firefighters following a blaze at a house.

When crews arrived on the scene they could see smoke and flames inside the two storey property.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus forced entry to the property and found a fire in the kitchen which they tackled using a fire blanket.

A positive pressure ventilation fan was used to clear the smoke.

While inside the property crews found two Spaniel dogs which they assisted to safety. They were unharmed.

It’s thought the fire started accidentally after cooking was left unattended.

The smoke alarm in the property was not working.

When firefighters arrived they were hampered by a number of cars which were double parked on the road. There was not enough room for the fire engine to get through and crews were forced to carry their equipment down the road.

Avon Fire & Rescue Service would like to remind people to think about how they park their vehicles. Always make sure there is enough room for a fire engine to get through and never park on a junction as emergency vehicles need more room to manoeuvre.

Avon Fire & Rescue Service would also like to remind people to take care when cooking. Never leave cooking unattended as it can lead to fire breaking out.

Always make sure you have a smoke alarm and that you check the batteries are working regularly. A smoke alarm will provide an early warning to a fire and give you extra time to escape, especially at night.