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Dog rescue from serious house fire in Meir

August 2 2018

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has rescued a dog from a burning home in Meir after a fire involving electrics.

Please ensure your electrics and appliances are all in good repair. If wires are frayed and damaged do not be tempted to continue using them, instead replace them as soon as possible. We understand checking every one of your electrical items regularly can be tedious but it could potential save your property and prevent you and your loved ones from getting hurt in a fire.

Station Manager Neil Pederson

The Service was called to Queensmead Road at 10.37pm on Friday, July 27, to reports of a house fire. Crews from Hanley, Longton and Eccleshall attended and used one hose reel jet whilst four firefighters wore breathing apparatus to tackle the fire. 

The crews were able to save the dog from the ground floor kitchen area and gave it oxygen using the smokey paws mask. 

A fire investigation was completed and found the blaze started accidentally due to damaged electrical wiring, an extension cable showed signs of physical damage which is believed to have been chewed by the dog. Therefore, the Service is reminding residents to check their electrical appliances and wires for damage before use. 

Station Manager Neil Pedersen said: “We believe the dog had damaged some electrics in the property and the electrical arcing and sparking from the cables caused nearby flammable materials to ignite. 

“Please ensure your electrics and appliances are all in good repair. If wires are frayed and damaged do not be tempted to continue using them, instead replace them as soon as possible. We understand checking every one of your electrical items regularly can be tedious but it could potential save your property and prevent you and your loved ones from getting hurt in a fire. 

“Fortunately no one was harmed during this fire and the crews were able to rescue the dog before it suffered any injuries, however there is significant damage to the property.”