Wales' first fire investigation dog Sam dies at 18
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Retired fire investigation dog Sam dies

Wales' first fire investigation dog has died in retirement, aged 18.

Golden Labrador Sam joined South Wales Fire and Rescue in 2003 and attended over 5,000 incidents during his five years of service.

He was trained to sniff out petrol, lighter fuel and other substances used in arson attacks.

Sam's handler Matt Jones said he was "instrumental in finding evidence" and he was "extremely proud" to have worked with him.

BBC footage shows Sam at work at a house fire in 2003.

  • 26 Apr
  • From the section Wales