FIREFIGHTERS were called to a kitchen fire in a small semi-detached bungalow in Hockley this afternoon.

They found a number of dogs and cats inside the property at Broad Walk, in Hockley, so carried them outside to safety.

Firefighters reported the fire was in the kitchen and the property was filed with smoke.

Wearing breathing apparatus, crews entered the property to quickly extinguish the fire and managed to do so by 4pm.

An eye-witness says crews are still on the scene.