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Hamster saved from house fire in Cornwall

Hamster saved from house fire in Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 7:06am 12th February 2019. (Updated at 11:55am 12th February 2019)

A hamster has plucked to safety after a house fire in St Austell, in the nick of time.

Crews managed to rescue the pet from a burning kitchen on Monday afternoon.

Firefighters were scrambled to Agar Road, thanks to a passerby who rang 999.

The tiny animal was reunited with the owner, when they returned home.

"Two appliances from St Austell Community Fire Station were mobilised to this incident which was called into Critical Control by a passerby.

"The crews tackled a fire in the kitchen on the ground floor of a two storey domestic property.

"The crew used two breathing apparatus, one hosereel and a safety jet to extinguish the fire.

"The crew rescued one hamster from the property and reunited it with the owner on their return to the property.

"The cause of the fire was accidental".

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

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