Dog dies at scene of kitchen fire in Lancaster
A dog has died after a kitchen fire at a house in Lancaster.
Fire crews rushed to a kitchen fire at a house on Albion Street in Lancaster at around 11.57pm today (February 27).
One fire engine from Morecambe attended the scene.
One dog was pronounced dead at the scene.
A spokesperson for Lancashire Fire and Rescue said: "One fire engine from Morecambe was called to a kitchen fire at a house on Albion Street, Lancaster.
"Firefighters used one ventilation unit to extinguish the fire.
"One dog was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene."
Here are a few tips to keep pets safe in the event of a fire:
-Ensure pets are wearing collars at all times and that their leads are easily found near the front door.
Whoever is the first on the scene of a fire will be able to quickly and easily lead your pets to safety.
- Provide pets with an escape route in case of fires such as a pet door.
Avoid locking pets away in a room where they have no escape option in case of emergency.
- Never leave home without thoroughly extinguishing all flames, such as candles, properly
- Make sure to check smoke detectors regularly
- Learn where your pets tend to nap or hide so that you know where to look if you need to find them quickly.