Dog rescued from smoking car at Northcroft Leisure Centre
Blaze breaks out in vehicle parked outside Newbury sports and leisure building
A DOG was rescued from a smoking car outside Northcroft Leisure Centre in Newbury this afternoon (Wed).
The dog was rescued from the car after fire broke out shortly after mid-day today, creating a dense smoke cloud.
One fire engine was called from Newbury fire station, however firefighters discovered on arrival that someone had already smashed a window to rescue the dog, which was quite small, and also unharmed.
No-one was hurt.
Firefighters used a hosereel to extinguish the blaze, which destroyed the engine compartment.
The cause was a possible electrical fault.
Firefighters left the scene after half an hour.