Pets rescued from blaze

FIREFIGHTERS rescued three pets after a tumble drier caught fire in the garage.

Two crews from Peterlee Fire Station freed a rabbit and two guinea pigs which were in a hutch near a tumble drier, which set on fire at a detached garage in Kirkstone Avenue, Peterlee, around 3.20pm yesterday.

Watch manager Ray Sillito said: “The animals were very lucky to come out alive.”