Cats saved as crews tackle house fire in Wellingborough

Firefighters came to the rescue of seven cats following a house fire.

Thursday, 9th January 2020, 11:47 am
Updated Thursday, 9th January 2020, 1:37 pm
Some of the cats rescued from the house fire in Wellingborough

Six crews from Wellingborough and Rushden were called to the blaze at a property in Birchfield Road, Wellingborough, at 10am yesterday (Wednesday).

A spokesman for Northants Fire & Rescue Service said a man in his 30s was treated for shock but there were no other injuries.

And the spokesman added: "Nine cats were rescued from the property with all of them being given oxygen therapy.

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"Two sadly died but the remaining seven are being cared for at the vets.

"Four of them were resuscitated by the fire crews."