Dartford kitchen fire sees pets rescued with specialist oxygen masks

PUBLISHED: 10:28 05 October 2017




Two women were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene

Fire broke out in a Dartford kitchen in the early hours of Thursday morning, putting the lives of two women and three pets at risk.

Crews were called to Cedar Road at 3.56am, where they fought the blaze with a hose reel jet.

Two women suffered smoke inhalation and were both treated at the scene, but three pets were still trapped inside.

Crews rescued two hamsters and a dog from the home, using specialist pet oxygen masks which had been provided to Kent Fire and Rescue Service via the Smokey Paws charity.

Following the rescue, crews continued to fight the flames, declaring the scene safe at 6.16am.

KFRS have been using the pet oxygen masks since November 2015.

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