A seagull, a dog and a parrot! - Firefighters carry out three animal rescues in Fleetwood, Preston and Accrington in just one afternoon

A number of Lancashire's firefighters weren't tackling blazes yesterday but were sent out to rescue animals across the county!

By James Graves
Friday, 1st May 2020, 7:00 am
Updated Friday, 1st May 2020, 9:48 pm

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service was sent out to three seperate incidents involving a parrot, a dog and a seagull.

The first incident of the day involved a crew from the Hyndburn Fire Station who were sent to Edgar Street in Accrington just after 12.30pm to reports that a parrot was trapped at a house in the street.

When the crew arrive they discovered the parrot was stuck underneath a kitchen unit and the firefighters had to use small tools to release the bird. It took them only 10 minutes to free the animal.

A seagull rescue mission in Fleetwood took 40 minutes

Later in the day, a crew was called to Ainsdale Drive in the Ashton area of Preston after reports of a dog with its head stuck in railings were raised with the service shortly after 2.30pm.

On arrival the crew from Penwortham fire station found a dog was jammed into the railings around Ashton Primary School. Firefighters had to release the dog using Holatro spreaders so the crew could bend the railings. A spokesman for LFRS said the rescue operation took approximately 12 minutes.

And if two animal rescues wasn't enough for the service, a third report came in from Fleetwood just before 4pm about a seagull being trapped in a wire on the roof of a property on Manor Road in the town.

A crew from Fleetwood Fire Station was sent out to the address along with an aerial ladder platform from Blackpool's station and after a rescue mission lasting 40 minutes the bird was freed and passed into the care of the RSPCA.