'Chopper' Rescued from house fire

Published: 14th March 2008

Firefighters rescued a Chihuahua named 'Chopper' from a residential house fire in Randwick this morning.

Neighbours called Triple Zero (000) at approximately 9am when they heard a smoke alarm activate and saw smoke coming from a two-storey townhouse on Doncaster Avenue.

NSW Fire Brigades (NSWFB) crews arrived at the scene and forced entry through a balcony door on the second floor of the townhouse to discover a small kitchen fire.

While the owner of the townhouse was not home at the time of the incident, firefighters rescued a small dog that had been trapped inside the smoke-filled house.

Firefighters said the dog appeared to be in good health and left it in the care of neighbours while they extinguished the blaze.