Boxer dog resuscitated after Christchurch fire rescue

A boxer dog has been resuscitated after being rescued from a flat fire.

Firefighters revived the animal using oxygen therapy and cardiac massage after it was caught up in a fire in Barrack Road in Christchurch, Dorset.

A man was also treated for smoke inhalation by paramedics after the fire started just after 02:00 BST.

The blaze is believed to have been caused by an unattended chip pan. The dog has made a full recovery and is being cared for by its owner.

A fire and rescue spokesman said: "It's not unusual for crews to have to rescue animals from the scene of an emergency, but having to resuscitate them certainly is.

"It's certainly not something that happens every day."

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