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Firefighters rescue dog from smoke-logged Tilehurst kitchen

Alarm raised by passer-by who smelt smoke

Jane Meredith

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Jane Meredith

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FIREFIGHTERS rescued a dog from the smoke-filled kitchen of a Tilehurst house this morning (Thursday).

Two pumps were called at 9.25am from Dee Road Fire Station, in Tilehurst, to a kitchen fire at a detached house, in Bradwell Road, alerted by a passer-by, who heard the smoke alarm and also smelt smoke.

No-one was in, therefore firefighters had to break down the door to gain entry, before extinguishing the fire, caused by a pan left on the cooker.

A dog was rescued from the kitchen, before being taken to a nearby vets to be checked over, but was not injured.

Firefighters thought the dog, believed to have been a Staffordshire Bull Terrier,  had not suffered smoke inhalation due to its small size, which meant it therefore remained below the smoke layer.

The kitchen was smoke damaged.

Firefighters left the scene at around 11am.

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