Firefighters rescue dogs from burning home in Elswick

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Two dogs have been rescued from a house fire in Elswick.

Fire crews were called to a kitchen fire at a home in Larbreck Avenue at 4.11am this morning (November 28).

A person and two dogs have been rescued from a house fire in Larbreck Avenue, Elswick shortly after 4am this morning (November 28)

A person and two dogs have been rescued from a house fire in Larbreck Avenue, Elswick shortly after 4am this morning (November 28)

Two fire engines from Blackpool and one from Wesham attended and firefighters rescued two dogs from the smoke-filled home.

Moments before crews arrived at the scene, a person was rescued from inside the house by a neighbour who had raised the alarm.

No injuries were reported and the dogs did not require oxygen treatment.

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A fire service spokesman said: "We were called to a kitchen fire at a house on Larbreck Avenue, Elswick at 4.11am.

"Firefighters used four breathing apparatus, two hose reels and a ventilation unit to extinguish the fire.

"Two dogs were rescued by firefighters and one person was rescued before firefighters arrived at the scene. No injuries were reported."