Two teenagers were rescued from a devastating house-fire.

The 16-year-old girl and 18-year-old man were rescued from the burning building in Edulf Road, Borehamwood by those from the Hertfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service.

The man remains in critical condition in hospital, but the girl has been released.

The blaze was attended in the early hours of the morning on Tuesday and Borehamwood Fire Service tweeted about the incident at 4.39am.

Police from Hertfordshire Constabulary stated they were at the scene at 8.15am gave first aid to the victims until the ambulance service arrived to take over.

Officers also tried to save the life of a dog who was living in the property but despite carrying out CPR the dog died at the scene.

Hertsmere Neighbourhood Inspector Pete Edwards said: “The teenagers were woken up by the fire crews trying to get into the house which was well alight and without the assistance of the emergency services, may not have survived.

“Officers from intervention and the safer neighbourhood team quickly got to the house and helped the two teenagers, who were suffering from severe smoke inhalation.

“I’m very proud of my officers for doing what they are trained to do – save lives.”

“I’d like to remind residents to always make sure they have a working smoke alarm. It could literally save your life.”

The road was closed for an hour whilst the fire was being put out.