Builders saved dogs from serious house fire in Crown Lane, Tinwell
Builders have been labelled as heroes after saving three dogs from a fire.
At just after 9am this morning (October 13), firefighters were called to the scene of a serious house fire in Tinwell.
While waiting for crews to attend, labourer Brydon Frith, and builder, Dylan Oliver, who were working at properties nearby, became increasingly concerned that someone may be trapped inside the blaze.
The blaze originated in one side of a semi-detached property in Crown Lane, causing it significant damage, and had begun to spread to the next door house.
After seeing the bedroom curtains were drawn shut in the adjoining home, Brydon and Dylan, went to ensure that the property was vacant.
The pair knocked on the door a number of times, and while no-one answered the door, they heard dogs barking from the inside.
Brydon said: "I knew they had dogs as we had seen the owner walking them. We kicked the door down to get the dogs out.
"They were eratic."
He added that despite the risk 'it was just instinct'.
The pair noted that while inside the building there was a strong smell of smoke and it felt extremely hot due to the large blaze next door.
Once inside, Brydon and Dylan put the dogs - Red, Jose and Blossom - on the lead and got them swiftly out of the building.
"The dogs were barking and smoke started to fill up the house," he said.
"The little one wasn't keen about going on the lead but luckily the bigger one got on the lead straight away and it followed."
Their owner, Sabina Banks, was overjoyed to be re-united with the husky, chihuahua and chugg.
She said: "I'm just so happy that the dogs are OK.
"It was really hot, especially for the husky, they find it really difficult in the heat."
Adding that she is so grateful to them for being 'heroes'.
A number of reptiles including two snakes, a lizard and fish, which remained in the house throughout the ordeal also survived.