Man and dog rescued from a flat in Warrington
10/09/2019 - 23:27Address:
Whitecross Road, WarringtonAttendance:
Three fire engines attended, one from Warrington and two from PenkethDetails
Shortly before 11.30pm firefighters were called to reports of a fire in a first floor flat on Whitecross Road in Warrington. On arrival the crews discovered that an unconscious man and an unconscious dog were inside the property.
Firefighters rescued them both from the address and administered oxygen to them. Once paramedics arrived the man was taken to hospital via an ambulance with burns injuries.
The Staffordshire bull terrier was given oxygen via a pet oxygen mask. He regained consciousness and was taken to an out of hours vets by an RSPCA inspector. The dog, called Ty, has since been moved to a different vets. His condition is not believed to be life threatening.
A cordon was set up and two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus fought the fire. A hose reel jet and a covering jet was used.
Once the fire was out firefighters used a large fan to clear smoke from the property. They also checked that the fire had not spread to the roof space, using a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots.
Firefighters were in attendance for almost four hours.
A joint police and fire investigation is being conducted into the cause of the fire. At this stage the fire is believed to have been started deliberately.
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Anyone with information about the fire should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 509950, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.