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Firefighters rescue unconscious dog from house and bring her back to life

Penny lies in road with adult breathing mask over face Credit: Men syndication

This is the touching moment a tiny dog’s life was saved by firefighters.

Penny, a nine-year-old Jack Russell, was carried unconscious from a smoke-filled house in Gorton - then brought back to life on the road outside.

Heroic firefighters from Ashton-under-Lyne and Gorton fire stations were told Penny was trapped inside after the family who live there returned home to discover their home was filled with flames and thick smoke.

Crews in breathing equipment managed to find her in a downstairs room of the terrace house on Pinnington Road, curled up in a ball and unconscious.

Penny in safe hands Credit: Men syndication

The crews have done a really good job, in terms of locating Penny, rescuing her and resuscitating her. She went to the vet’s and the last update we had was that she was doing well and was on the good side. Hopefully she will make a full recovery.

Penny was found unconscious downstairs. She was treated with a standard adult oxygen mask and given oxygen therapy. She came round while fire crews were treating her and was taken to a vets by her owners.”

– Paul Fearnhead, a station manager at Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service headquarters

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Urgent talks over claim firefighters could lose jobs

Firefighters have been warned they could lose jobs if they don't sign contracts Credit: PA

Union officials are to hold urgent talks over fears that hundreds of firefighters in Greater Manchester could lose their jobs if they don't sign a new contract.

Greater Manchester Firefighters fear for the future Credit: PA

The fire authority says it has to cut millions of pounds and wants to find a compromise, the union says the situation is a disgrace.

Video: former nightclub demolished after fire

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Demolition work has started on the former Mr Smith's nightclub in Warrington after it was seriously damaged in a suspected arson last night.

Officers have now arrested eight people in connection with a fire including a 43-year-old man and seven teenagers.

More than 50 Firefighters spent the night battling the blaze and emergency services are still working now.

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Demolition starts of former nightclub damaged in fire

Credit: Granada reports

Demolition work has started on the former Mr Smith's nightclub in Warrington after it was seriously damaged in a suspected arson last night.

Officers have now arrested eight people in connection with a fire including a 43-year-old man and seven teenagers.

More than 50 Firefighters spent the night battling the blaze and emergency services are still working now.

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Eight arrested for Warrington fire including seven juveniles

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Officers have now arrested eight people in connection with a fire at the former Mr Smith's nightclub. Among those arrested where a 43-year-old local man and seven juveniles.

The juveniles include four 17 year-old males, a 16-year-old male, 16-year-old-girl and a 15-year-old girl. All of the defendants are from the Warrington area and are currently being held on suspicion of Arson.

Emergency services continue to work at the scene, firefighters have the fire under control and the smoke is now dissipating, so there is no longer any need to stay indoors.

Three fire engines are remaining at the scene, and a demolition team has now arrived on-site. Partial demolition is expected to begin later today, which may result in some plumes of dust and smoke.

Road closures remain in place on the A5061, Wilson Patten Street and Parker Street, and motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible, particularly HGVs. Motorist looking to access Warrington Bank Quay train station are able to do so via Sankey Street.

Video: Firefighters still fighting Warrington blaze

More than 50 Firefighters spent the night battling the blaze and emergency services are still working now.

Firefighters have the fire under control and the smoke is now dissipating, so there is no longer any need to stay indoors. However, a partial demolition of the building is planned later today, which may result in some plumes of dust and smoke.

Three people have been arrested in connection with the blaze

Three arrested in connection with Warrington blaze

More than 50 Firefighters spent the night battling the blaze Credit: @BethySmile

Three people have been arrested in connection with a fire at the former Mr Smith's nightclub in Warrington a 43-year-old local man and two juveniles.

More than 50 Firefighters spent the night battling the blaze and emergency services are still working now.

Firefighters have the fire under control and the smoke is now dissipating, so there is no longer any need to stay indoors. However, a partial demolition of the building is planned later today, which may result in some plumes of dust and smoke.

Road closures remain in place on Wilson Patten Street and Parker Street and motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible, particularly HGVs.

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