Stratford St Andrew: Cat rescued and given oxygen after house blaze

FIREFIGHTERS rescued a cat and gave him oxygen therapy after a fusebox caught fire.

Three crews were called to Main Road, Stratford St Andrew, at 10am today, after a fire involving a home was reported.

A spokesman for the fire service said that firefighters were originally investigating the kitchen of the property,

However, the blaze further inquiries lead them to believe that the blaze was in an upstairs bedroom.

The home is believed to have been heavily smoke-logged and the origin of the fire was eventually found in a downstairs fusebox.

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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using two hose reels tackled the blaze.

A cat was rescued from the house and given oxygen therapy. It has been taken to the vets.

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The fire was extinguished by 12pm.

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