Firefighters this morning extinguished a major house fire after the owners were alerted to the blazing inferno by their dogs barking.
Fire crews from five different services rushed to the scene on Dunmow Road in Takeley, Essex after the owners called the fire brigade at 2.43am this morning.
The owners of the detached house in the village near Stansted Airport heard their dogs barking, before noticing the fire in an outbuilding behind their property.
The fire soon spread to the property’s roof, before fire crews extinguished the blaze, with the help of an extendable turret from Stansted Airport.
The house has, however, been left uninhabitable. Dunmow Road will also remain closed while the fire crew’s work continues.
Fire crews from five different services rushed to the scene on Dunmow Road in Takeley, Essex
The owners of the detached house were alerted to the fire by their dogs barking
The fire has left the detached property ‘uninhabitable’
Fire crews were assisted by services from nearby Stansted Airport
Essex County Fire & Rescue Service station manager Terry Maher said: ‘The owners were alerted to the fire by their dogs barking in the early hours of this morning.
‘The fire started in an outbuilding at the rear of the property and quickly spread to the roof of the house.
‘Crews worked incredibly hard, particularly due to the limited water supply, and did a fantastic job in saving the property and horses who were in a nearby stable.
‘I’d also like to thank Stansted Airport Fire Service who were able to support us,’ Mr Maher said.
An investigation will now be carried out to determine the causes of the fire.
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