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Clun firefighters called to help tackle blaze over the border

By Aimee Jones | Clun | News | Published:

Seven dogs were rescued from a burning bungalow in Knighton last night .

Firefighters were called to a property in Rhos-Y-Meirch shortly after 8.30pm.

Mid & West Wales (MaWW) Fire Service crews from Knighton, Presteigne and Llandrindod Wells, as well as a crew from over the border in Clun, battled the blaze for more than five hours.

They rescued seven dogs and no one was injured in the fire.

It is believed the fire started in the attic before spreading to the roof.

MaWW fire station manager Martyn Field said: “The fire appeared to have originated in the attic space of the property before spreading across and destroying the roof.

"I must commend the efforts of the crews who worked professionally and efficiently to secure the safety of the dogs and extinguish the fire."

Firefighters used breathing apparatus, three hose reel jets, two 45mm main jets, ceiling hooks, a thermal imaging camera, small gear and a triple extension ladder to extinguish the blaze.

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The water bowser was also in use due to the rural location.

Crews returned this morning to dampen down hot spots within the property.

The firefighters who attended the incident are on-call members of the fire service who respond to emergency incidents from their homes and workplaces.

MaWW Fire Service currently has vacancies for on-call firefighters throughout Powys.

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On-call firefighters must live or work within 10 minutes of a fire station.

Anyone interested should contact 01267 226832 or email personnel@mawwfire.gov.uk

Aimee Jones

By Aimee Jones
@aimeejones_star

Senior reporter based at the Shropshire Star's Shrewsbury office, covering Shrewsbury, North Shropshire and South Shropshire.

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