A DOG had a lucky escape when it was rescued from a fire by a builder in Birstall.
West Yorkshire Police said the incident happened on Tuesday on Bridge Street. A post on the Batley and Spen Neighbourhood Police Team Facebook page said: “The fire, which accidentally started with some garden waste, quickly spread to a nearby tree and threatened to spread further to a nearby bungalow. It was spotted by local builders who ran to investigate.
“One of them, Richard Irvine, noticed a kennel next to the fire and a scared dog tethered inside.
“He managed to rescue the dog before she was injured by the fire or smoke.
“Firefighters who were in attendance shortly afterwards dealt with the blaze before serious damage was done to the house or anything else.
“Well done Richard, we think you have made a friend for life.”