Two hamsters and a pet rat have been rescued from a house fire in Dorset.
A family fled the house in Laburnum Close, Weymouth, after their faulty dishwasher started a fire in the kitchen on Saturday morning.
Firefighters saved the rodents from the house, which was left badly damaged by smoke. The kitchen was gutted.
Dorset Fire and Rescue Service has praised the family for having smoke alarms fitted, which alerted them to the fire on the first floor.