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Wednesday, 03 September 2014

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Fire crews called to house blaze in Carlisle

Firefighters called to a house fire in Carlisle carried out a search of the smoke-filled property – and found a cat hiding in a cupboard.

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Firefighters were called to Currock Road

The terrified pet had sought refuge in an electric meter cupboard.

It was found unharmed as a crew of four firefighters searched the terraced house in Currock Road.

The alarm was raised shortly before 6pm yesterday by neighbour Louise Allen, 19.

She said: “The smoke had gone up into the floor void and it was coming down into our house so we got in touch with the owners.”

Two fire crews from the stations in the east and the west of the city were called out to tackle the blaze.

Inside, they found that the source of the fire was a wood burning stove, the door of which had been left open.

A fire service spokesman said burning material had fallen onto the floor and set fire to the floorboards. “It wasn’t a particularly hot fire, but the property was smoke logged,” he said.

“When we spoke to the occupier he told us that there was a cat inside so we carried out an extensive search.

“We found it hiding in the electric meter cupboard, unharmed.

“Make sure that the doors of your wood burning stove are always shut when you are leaving the property. It’s also important to have a fireproof base.”

The fire crews were at the scene for around two hours. Four firefighters using breathing apparatus went into the property.


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