Two dogs die in Kearsley house fire
TWO dogs have died in a house fire in Kearsley despite their owners' desperate attempts to save them.
The dogs died from smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in the kitchen of a house in Ruskin Avenue at about 1.30pm today.
The owners of the pets were not at the house at the time, but returned to find their house on fire and tried to save the dogs.
The incident caused serious damage to the kitchen, and the whole house was filled with smoke.
Firefighters said they are still investigating the cause of the fire.
Tony McKenna, watch manager at Farnworth fire station, said: “When the owners got back they saw the house was on fire.
“They tried to get in and rescue the dogs, but we would always recommend that they phone 999 in that situation.”
Smoke alarms were fitted to the property, and firefighters also visited neighbouring houses and fitted smoke alarms.
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