Animal lover saves pets as homes evacuated and listed building burns

Essex County Standard: Lucy Smith with her pets which she saved as fire threatened her home. Lucy Smith with her pets which she saved as fire threatened her home.

RESIDENT Lucy Smith ensured her pets were safe as her home was evacuated due the devastating fire at the Sergeants' Mess.

Lucy, 27, lives in Roman Circus Walk - behind the Grade II listed buidling which was seriously damaged by fire.

When police said she had to leave her home for her own safety, she immediately rushed to save her cat, Aspen, and tortoise, Toto. Lucy said: "The smoke got thick so quickly, my throat and lungs were raw. "The police came in and said we had to be evacuated so I grabbed my cat and my tortoise and put them in carriers. "My neighbours were so lovely. They helped me with them. "One neighbour nearby was so kind. He let us all wait in his flat and he was so hospitable." For full coverage of the blaze which has partially destroyed the historic building, see tomorrow's Gazette.

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10:04am Mon 14 Apr 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

More or less EVERYBODY would do the same.....so why does this story even deserve a mention !!! "Now come on Toto....smile for the nice Gazette camera !!!"
More or less EVERYBODY would do the same.....so why does this story even deserve a mention !!! "Now come on Toto....smile for the nice Gazette camera !!!" SOMETHING2SAY
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