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Ferret Rescue
The photo shows the ferret after the rescue. Photo supplied by Watch Manager Warren Morris.
Firefighters rescued a pet ferret after smoke alarms alerted a neighbour to a fire in a house.
Crews from Upton and Birkenhead community fire stations attended the kitchen fire in Pemberton Road, Woodchurch.
Watch Manager Warren Morris, who attended the call-out, said: “A small pan of food had been left cooking unattended by accident. Firefighters were able to gain entry to the property and quickly extinguished a small fire. The Officer in Charge was informed by the occupiers that a pet was inside the property. It was quickly established what the pet was and where in the
“I'm happy to say that 'Jenny' the ferret was successfully rescued from the property and reunited with her owner. The alarm was raised when the occupiers smoke alarms activated, alerting a neighbour who called the fire and rescue service.”
A pan of food was severely damaged by fire along with around 10% of a cooker. Firefighters also carried out a Home Fire Safety Check while at the property.
The call-out was on Monday, October 12.
property it was kept.
Swan Reunited With Cygnets
Firefighters have rescued a swan which had become separated from its cygnets.
Our Service was called on a Sunday evening to Blackbrook Field, near Boardmans Lane, St Helens , to assist the RSPCA.
Watch Manager Steve Thomas, who attended with firefighters from Croxteth Community Fire Station, said: “The swan had fallen a few feet into a culvert and was separated from its cygnets. Firefighters liaised with an RSPCA Inspector at the scene and a firefighter in water rescue kit was lowered using Rope Access Gear to where the swan was trapped.”
The swan was rescued within 25 minutes of the Search and Rescue Team arriving on scene. One fire appliance attended the call-out. The call-out was on October 11.
Firefighters were called out to a fire involving an outhouse in Haydock.
Firefighters attended Laurel Road at around 3.50am on Tuesday, October 27.
The fire involved an outbuilding containing a jacuzzi.
Two men were taken to Whiston Hospital for checks.
Two fire appliances from St Helens and Eccleston community fire stations were called out. Firefighters were at the scene until around 4.40am.

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