Monday, 7 January 2013

Pensioner hospitalised after fire

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An 83-year-old woman has been taken to hospital after a fire at a home.

Firefighters were called to a home on Silverdale, Hesketh Bank, just after 2pm on Saturday.
The elderly woman had escaped the blaze before fire crews arrived.
Crews from Penwortham and Tarleton fire stations attended the scene and said ‘significant’ damage had been caused to the ground floor of the home.
They were at the scene for around five hours.
An investigation is now underway into the cause of the blaze and fire crews have urged people to make sure they have smoke alarms fitted after discovering no working alarm at the property.
Watch manager Tom Cookson said: “On arrival we were met with a well developed fire on the ground floor in the living room.
“The living room has received substantial damage by fire, heat and smoke. The rest of the ground floor, and the rest of the house, has received substantial damage by smoke.
“The lady was taken to hospital with smoke inhalation. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.
From Lancashire Evening Post

“We would urge anyone without a working smoke alarm in their home to fit a minimum of one on each floor. Call us for free fire safety advice.” 01259 216713

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