A GIRL and her dog were rescued from a burning house in the Forest this morning.
Fire broke out in a property on Naas Lane, in Lydney, shortly before 5am.
A spokesman for Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service said: “There was a fire and we rescued a girl and her dog.
“She was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and fire crews arrived within seven minutes.”
Appliances from Lydney and Coleford were called to the scene where they found a house full of smoked.
Crews used breathing apparatus and hose reels to tackle the fire and stayed on scene for around an hour
Chief fire officer Stewart Edgar said he is "proud" of fire control staff who kept the girl calm and offered her survival advice while crews moved in to rescue her.
Chief Fire Officer Stewart Edgar said, “I am also very proud of the local retained crew at Lydney as they were on scene very quickly and their prompt actions saved the occupant’s life.
"The important message is if the property had been fitted with a smoke alarm there’s no doubt we could have been alerted sooner.
“The occupant was treated for smoke inhalation but the situation could have been worse. A total of 211 people across the country died in fires in the home last year, and more than 70 per cent of these weren't alerted to the fire by a smoke alarm, so it's vital to have them installed and to test them regularly."
Call Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service on 0800 180 41 40 for a free home safety check and fire alarm.