Dog dies after major fire in early hours tears through Hexham home

The aerial ladder platform (ALP) at Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service
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A dog has died in a Northumberland house blaze that sparked a major emergency response in the early hours of the morning.

Firefighters descended on a Hexham street in the early hours of Sunday morning as a fire took hold of a property. A total of five fire engines responded to the fire at Priestlands Crescent.

Crews arrived at the scene shortly after midnight on Sunday and remained on scene for around six hours. The fire was extinguished by 6am.

A statement from Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service said: "At 12.11am we were called to a house fire at Priestlands Crescent in Hexham. In total it was attended by five appliances - one of which was from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service - one aerial ladder and officers.

Priestlands Crescent, Hexham
Priestlands Crescent, Hexham -Credit:Google Maps

"The fire was extinguished by crews using three hose reels, six breathing apparatus. The fire was confirmed as out at 5.45am. The occupant was out of the property on our arrival, one dog was confirmed as having died."

The Chronicle has contacted North East Ambulance Service for comment.