Cats die in fire at cattery

Fire services in action
Fire services in action

Six cats have died following a cattery fire in the borough.

Reports of a fire at cattery in Boston Grove, Leigh were made at 8:25am this morning, and fire engines from Atherton and Leigh Fire Stations attended the scene to find the cattery alight.

Firefighters used jets to combat the flames, and a male and female were treated by trauma technicians before being passed to paramedics.

Leigh fire station confirmed that a brazier nearby to the cattery caused the fire.

Embers coming from the brazier blew over in the direction of the cattery, causing it to catch fire.