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Two-day old puppies rescued from barn fire treated with tiny oxygen masks

Credit: Devon and Somerset Fire

Two puppies have been rescued and treated with 'pet' oxygen masks after a barn fire in Bovey Tracey.

The barn caught fire at a farm on Heatherleigh Lane at around 2.40 yesterday afternoon.

Credit: Devon and Somerset Fire

During the incident 5 two day old puppies were rescued - three died at the scene, but two were given oxygen therapy using the fire service's new kit from the charity Smokey Paws.

The puppies heads were put into the specially-designed masks to cover their snouts - increasing the oxygen flow into their lungs. One puppy also had burns so gel was administered to sooth the pain.

Both animals have been taken to a vet where they are recovering; their mother managed to escape unharmed.

Credit: Devon and Somerset Fire

Fire engines from Bovey Tracey, Morehamptonstead, Newton Abbot and Torquay were sent to deal with the fire.

Crews uses 4 breathing apparatus, 3 hose-reel jets, a thermal imaging camera and ladders to extinguish the fire.

Credit: Devon and Somerset Fire

The fire service then tweeted these pictures of the two rescued puppies being treated with oxygen with tiny masks.

Credit: Devon and Somerset Fire