Firefighters rescue dog from shed blaze


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Faulty equipment is believed to have caused a fire to break out in a shed, on Tuesday night.

Firefighters from Littleport and Ely were called to Lark Bank, in Prickwillow, shortly after 5.30pm, following reports that a fire had broken out in a wooden shed, used as a workshop, and had spread to a neighbouring workshop.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used jets, hose reels and hydrants to extinguish the fire. “Firefighters rescued one dog. Sadly one parrot died in the fire.”

Crews returned to their stations by 9.20pm.

An investigation revealed that the cause of the fire was accidental, by equipment.