A DOG has been given oxygen after being rescued by firefighters from a burning building.

Fire crews from Rawtenstall and Bacup were called to a fire on Taylor Avenue in Edgeside near Waterfoot at about 10:15am this morning (December 16).

Smoke was seen coming from an upstairs window of the property and firefighters found a dog inside which was given oxygen therapy through a mask.

A spokesperson for the fire service said: "Fire crews from Rawtenstall and Bacup attended a fire on Taylor Avenue, Edgeside.

"Firefighters found there was smoke coming from an upstairs window of the property when they arrived.

"Firefighters rescued one dog from the property and gave them oxygen therapy. Four firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used a hose reel to extinguish the fire.

"A ventilation unit was also in use to clear the smoke from the property. Firefighters remained in attendance around two hours and fifteen minutes"