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Padstow firefighters rescue dogs stuck in locked car on hottest day of the year

Fire crews helped rescue two dogs trapped inside a locked car in Padstow yesterday (June 17). It was the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures in parts of Cornwall reaching nearly 30C.

Firefighters helped the dogs in Trevone, although they did not give details of how they were rescued or what condition they were in. The tweet also did not specify how long the dogs were in the car.

After putting out a burning car for the first time, firefighters said: ‘A short time later we helped rescue two dogs from a locked car in Trevone.

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The RSPCA website says: “Never leave your dog alone in a car in hot weather. If you see a dog in distress in a hot car, dial 999. Many people think it is okay to leave their dog in the car if they are parked in the shade or the windows are open.

“But a car can get as hot as an oven, even when the weather isn’t that hot. When it’s 22 degrees Celsius outside, the car can reach an unbearable 47 degrees in an hour. C is very dangerous and it will cause your dog suffering and harm.

“The Great British staycation is here to stay, with up to 30 million Britons set to holiday in the UK in 2022. And many of us are likely to be taking our four-legged friends along. But the dogs are not welcome everywhere, so we invite you to plan your outings well.A little anticipation could save your dogs from heatstroke this summer.

Devon and Cornwall Police also shared a tweet earlier this week urging people not to leave their dogs in cars as the weather warms. A spokesperson wrote: “As the weather warms up, remember not to leave your faithful friend in your car.

“Dogs can overheat quickly – even with an open window and access to water. The RSPCA has some great advice if you come across a dog in distress.”

It’s been a busy time for firefighters

In addition to rescuing the dogs, firefighters also attended to a separate car fire in the Trevornick Industrial Estate which completely burned the vehicle. In a tweet shared on the Padstow Community Fire Station account, a spokesperson said: “Two shouts for the crew today.

“This morning we were called to a car fire in the Trevornick Industrial Estate, a hose reel spray and breathing apparatus were used to extinguish the fire.”

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