03/02/2012

Pet Rescue Puts Life In Jeopardy

A woman has been rescued from an overnight house fire in Glengormley after she returned to the burning building to save her dog.

A man and woman escaped the living room fire at the property at Sandyknowes Park at around 2am on Friday morning.

The woman went back into the house but was overcome by fumes in an upstairs bedroom. Firefighters tackled the blaze and saved the woman and her dog.

The man and woman where taken to hospital. Assistant Group Commander Mark Beresford believes they had a "lucky escape" he warned that people should "get out and stay out".

"We will enter the property and hopefully recover the pet. But the pet's life is not worth one human life," he said.

The man and woman where taken to hospital.

(GK/DW)

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