Firefighters pull cat and dog out of Welwyn house blaze

PUBLISHED: 11:44 24 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:44 24 September 2018

A fire from an outbuilding spread to the roof. Picture: Herts County Council Fire and Rescue Service

A fire from an outbuilding spread to the roof. Picture: Herts County Council Fire and Rescue Service

Herts County Council Fire and Rescue Service

At 2.40pm on Sunday, September 23, fire crews from Welwyn Garden City, Stevenage and Hatfield were called out to a house in School Lane, Welwyn.

Firefighters put out the blaze. Picture: Herts County Council Fire and Rescue ServiceFirefighters put out the blaze. Picture: Herts County Council Fire and Rescue Service

A fire from an outbuilding had spread to the roof of the house.

The fire service used four pieces of breathing apparatus, two hose reels and a jet to put out the blaze.

With all people accounted for, firefighters rescued a dog and a cat from inside.

Thanks to equipment donated by animal charity Smokey Paws, the cat was resuscitated using a specialised animal mask.

London-based Smokey Paws supplies specialist pet rescue equipment to fire stations.

The cat wasn’t the only pet to receive the Smokey Paws treatment yesterday.

Bishops Stortford and Much Hadham firefighters rescued two black labradors using Smokey Paws equipment after a building fire.

Welwyn Garden City’s Smokey Paws equipment was donated by London’s Pearly Kings and Queens Society.

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