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Bearded dragon given oxygen after Bolton fire rescue

Lizard with oxygen Image copyright GMFRS
Image caption The bearded dragon was given oxygen through a mask in the fire engine

Firefighters treated a bearded dragon lizard pulled from a house fire in Greater Manchester by giving it oxygen.

Crews were called to the terraced house on Chorley Old Road, Bolton, on Wednesday morning after reports of a blaze in the kitchen.

The fire service said the reptile, which was found in its tank, was given oxygen using a mask in the fire engine.

It is thought an electrical fault behind a fridge-freezer caused the fire.

Bearded dragons are originally from Australia and can grow up to 70cm (2ft) in length.

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