Dogs rescued after arson at occupied house in early hours



Firefighters rescued two dogs after a deliberate fire at a house in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday April 15).

Emergency services were called to the property, which was occupied, on Gresty Road, Crewe, shortly before 2.30am today.

A cordon was put in place – with firefighters forcing entry to the property.

No one is believed to have been injured.

A Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said three fire engines had been sent to the scene.

“At around 2.20am firefighters were called to reports of a fire at an occupied terraced house on Gresty Road in Crewe.

“They forced entry and discovered that the fire was on the first floor and no-one was unaccounted for.

“Two dogs were rescued, a cordon was set up, the gas and electricity supplies to the house were isolated and four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus fought the fire with two hose reel jets.

“A safety jet was also used.

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“Once the fire looked to be out firefighters inspected neighbouring properties to make sure that it had not spread to them.

“There were no signs of the fire having spread.

“Crews then cut away the areas of the house affected by the fire and looked for hotspots with a thermal imaging camera.

“Once they were satisfied that there were no hotspots and the house was safe firefighters left the scene.

“They were in attendance for around three hours. Police also attended. The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.

“Anyone with information about the fire should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 682717, give the details via  https://www.cheshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about  or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”





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