Dog dies in flat fire

Two firefighter silhouettes in smoke

A dog has sadly died following a flat fire in Stoke-on-Trent.

Crews from Sandyford, Newcastle, Hanley and Longton were called to Sutton Place, Chell Heath, at 5.40pm yesterday (30 July) following reports of smoke and flames coming from a flat block.

Firefighters extinguished the fire which was found in the kitchen on the first floor of the building using three hose reel jets and breathing apparatus.

Although no one was injured, a dog was sadly found dead inside. It is believed the dog suffered a lethal amount of smoke inhalation whilst inside the property.

An inspection into the cause of the fire is underway with colleagues from Staffordshire Police this morning (31 July).

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