AN owl stuck in a chimney has been rescued by firefighters using rods and a special camera

The tawny owl named Sooty by crews was trapped on top of a house on Leycester Road in Knutsford shortly after 6pm last night.

Knutsford Guardian:

Firefighters climbed on the roof to reach Sooty the owl

Firefighters from green watch at Lymm who rescued the owl said: "Crews used rods and a special camera to assist with the rescue."

Knutsford Guardian:

Crews used a special camera to pinpoint exactly where Sooty the owl was stuck

Crews climbed onto the roof and used chimney rods to reach the owl.

Once the owl was rescued it was handed over to the care of the RSPCA.

Knutsford Guardian:

Gently does it as firefighters used rods to reach Sooty the owl

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Crews were at the scene for around 45 minutes.