Dog killed in Isle of Man house fire

The Isle of Man fire service has issued a safety warning after a pet dog died in a house fire.

The emergency services were called out at about 14:30 BST to a family home on the outskirts of Peel.

There were no other casualties in the fire which started in the kitchen, leaving the room "severely damaged".

A fire and rescue spokesman said: "We cannot emphasize strongly enough the importance of having a working smoke alarm fitted in the home."

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