Long Eaton fire forces pet shop animals rescue

  • 2 August 2014
  • From the section Derby
The fire in Long Eaton
Image caption Six fire crews were called to the fire in Long Eaton

Firefighters rescued rabbits, tortoises and budgies from a pet shop when they were endangered by smoke from a nearby fire.

They revived one budgie by giving it oxygen, but four budgies died despite the efforts of Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The fire broke out at a woodyard in Long Eaton.

Six fire crews were called to Acton Business Park at about 20:45 BST on Friday to deal with the large fire.

The fire is thought to have been started by an overheated fridge, before spreading and setting alight to a large amount of wood.

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