Toddler and dog rescued from hot car in Wigan

Firefighters smashed the car window
Firefighters smashed the car window

Firefighters came to the rescue of a toddler and a dog locked inside a hot car.

The two-year-old girl and the small dog became trapped in the Vauxhall Insignia shortly before 4pm on Sunday, as temperatures soared in the mid-20s.

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Her parents had pushed the door to while loading up the car, but it locked and the keys were on the driver's seat.

Crews from Wigan fire station were called to Clover Street, Gidlow, to rescue the child and dog.

Watch manager Andy Doel said: "We tried quickly to pull the frame of the car back to hook the keys out of the car, but it wasn't working and I was conscious there was a two-year-old baby in a red hot car, so I ended up breaking the window."

Fortunately the tot was not hurt in the incident.

Mr Doel added: "She was a little bit upset because she didn't know what all the commotion was and she was getting a bit hot, but when we get her out we did a quick assessment.

"She was warm so we got a cold wet towel on her to cool her down and got her some water. She was just a little bit upset, nothing more."