London Fire Brigade

Firefighters prevent pet from becoming an ex parrot

04 December 2013

Firefighters rescued a parrot from a house fire on Pinkwell Lane in Hayes yesterday afternoon. The fire damaged part of the ground floor and is believed to have been caused by cooking being left unattended.

Hayes Watch Manager Glen Corrigan, who was at the scene said:

“Five people did the right thing and quickly got out of the smoke filled house and dialled 999. We found the macaw parrot in a large cage at the back of the house and wheeled it out into the fresh air. Thankfully the people and ‘Polly’ were unharmed.

“Around 60% of all fires in the home start in the kitchen, which is why it is so important to be careful when cooking. You should never leave your cooking unattended, and you should definitely not leave home at any point when you’ve got something in the oven or on a stove.”

The Brigade was called at 1209 and the fire was under control by 1238. Fire crews from Hillingdon and Hayes fire stations were at the scene.