Guernsey

Firefighters fight oil tank blaze in Guernsey

Guernsey oil tank fire
Image caption The fire spread to garages, fencing and a nearby kennel, but no-one was hurt

Dogs in a kennel had to be rescued after an oil tank fire in Guernsey spread to nearby outbuildings.

Guernsey Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to the fire at a property on Rue d'Lecole in the Vale at about 0940 GMT.

No-one was injured in the fire, but flames from the blaze spread to a nearby kennels, a car and two garages.

The dogs were rescued safely. An investigation into the cause of the fire has begun.

Watch commander Matthew Rodger told BBC News the oil tank, which supplies the domestic heating oil to a house, was well alight when crews arrived.

"The oil tank meets a boundary with three properties, so we ended up with a car, two garages, a kennel and boundary fencing well alight," he said.

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