Cat rescued from Nottinghamshire industrial fire is officially adopted by Bingham firefighter
A kitten rescued from a fire in Nottingham has been adopted one of the firefighters that fought the blaze.
Fire crews attended a large fire at a waste collection site on Bulwell Lane, Old Bassford in the early hours of July 25.
Six fire engines were on scene to extinguish the fire and as part of the response, firefighters used on site machinery to separate the waste and dampen it down.
During this process, a firefighter from Bingham Fire Station spotted a kitten in a pile of waste that was on fire. The firefighter rescued the 10-week old kitten and placed him on the fire engine.
Due to the kitten not having a home, station manager Chris Emmott, decided to adopt the kitten and take him back to his family home.
Chris said: “After the kitten was rescued I took him to the vets, and he is now on medication but hopefully on the mend.
“Myself and my family decided to call him Ash – we were thinking long and hard about a fire related name, but Ash was a big hit and the one for the new member of our family.
“Ash is starting to settle into his new environment and my family absolutely love him which has made this all worth it.
“I want to thank the fire crews for their hard work as always whilst dealing with this incident, as well as saving Ash, as any longer then he may not have survived.”
Fire crews finally left the scene 12 hours after arriving, however a station continued to reinspect the site further until the evening.