Dorset

Puppy rescued in Dorset kitchen fire

A puppy was rescued when a fire broke out in the kitchen of a property in Dorset.

Crews were called to Brunswick Terrace, Melcombe Regis, after neighbours heard a smoke alarm sounding from the ground floor of the address on Tuesday.

Firefighters in breathing gear rescued the Shar Pei puppy from the first floor of the building before they extinguished the flames.

The cause of the fire is not known and is being investigated.

Group manager Alun Morgan said: "This just shows how important a working smoke alarm is.

"Bella the dog was rescued by crews from a heavily smoke logged room in the first floor of the property.

"I would like to remind residents that keeping internal doors closed can save a property from damage occurring.

"Not only does it by stop a fire from spreading, it also stops smoke which can not only damage a property but be the real killer in terms of humans or pets."

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