Firefighters saved nine kittens and a guinea pig from a house fire in the New Forest. 

Crews from Burley Fire Station and Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a residential property fire in Bransgore yesterday afternoon (Saturday, July 2) at around 2.30pm.

The fire which Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service says destroyed a majority of the property was extinguished by crews

A statement released by Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service said: "Crews attended to one persons on scene, who was not inside the property and was not injured.

"Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus discovered and swiftly rescued nine kittens and one guinea pig within one room at the property.

"The door to the room was closed, stopping the fire from spreading inside and harming the animals.

"After evacuating the animals, crews worked to resuscitate the animals and all were taken by a neighbour to a local vet for checks."

One adult cat was found dead at the scene.


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