Our hero dogs saved us from blaze terror
Published: October 25, 2007 | 6768th good news item since 2003
A MOTHER and her student daughter who escaped a fire at their Bloomsbury home believe that they were saved by their two pet dogs.
Paula Questier told how her two-year-old Cairn Terriers Mitt and Kess alerted her and 17-year-old daughter Alexandra to a blaze on Saturday afternoon in Bloomsbury Mansions.
She said: “The dogs started barking at the window at around 2.30pm.
“I went over to have a look and saw smoke billowing from a downstairs window.
“If my dogs had not alerted us to the fire this could have been potentially life threatening – they really did save the day”.
The fire started in another flat.
Firefighters from Euston used sledgehammer to enter the property and tackle the blaze.
She said: “There are 59 flats in this block and the fire was on the first floor. If the fire had taken hold it could have spread to the rest of the building. hecked the fire alarm”.
Despite the intervention of Mitt and Kess, the Cairn Terrier dogs face eviction from their home.
A letter sent to Mrs Questier before the fire, ordered that the dogs be removed from the property due to alleged complaints of noise.
Mrs Questier is fighting the order.