Two dogs rescued from a barge fire near The ICC in the City Centre.

Firefighters, from Ladywood and Highgate Fire Stations, managed to rescue two husky dogs from a burning barge on Monday night (03/10).

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Emergency services were dispatched to the barge on Cambridge Street, at around 10PM, after the owners, who had been out and about, called 999.

Firefighters entered the vessel and rescued the dogs from the blaze. The fire was started accidentally by a log burner which was left.

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A spokeperson from West Midlands Fire Service, said: “The fire had caused around 60 per cent fire damage to the barge and 100 percent smoke and heat damage.

“The dogs were very fortunate to be saved. The two occupants were out at the time and were given temporary accommodation for the night.”

(Images: Solihull Police Partnership Team)

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