Fire Breaks Out During Surgery

A fire started in an upstairs dishwasher at Medivet veterinary clinic in Southend, Essex, England. When the Essex Fire and Rescue Service arrived, they found a vet performing surgery on a dog. Firefighters battled the blaze and evacuated other animals, and also protected the operating room until the surgery could be completed.  

A spokesman from the fire service said: "The main problem was the smoke-logged building.

"Crews assessed the situation and decided it would be safe for the operation to continue."

A high pressure fan was used to clear the building of smoke.

The fire was brought under control in a half hour, and the animals were taken to another clinic. Link -via Arbroath

(Image credit: Essex County Fire and Rescue Service)

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