Woman treated for smoke inhalation after fire

Rockhall House, Shrubbery Avenue, Weston-super-Mare

A woman has been taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after a fire at her home.

When firefighters arrived the 24 year-old was already out of the property after she was alerted to the blaze by the fire alarm.

Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the first floor flat and dealt with the fire in the kitchen using two high pressure hose reels. A positive pressure ventilation fan was used to ventilate the premises.

It’s thought the fire started accidentally after one of the rings on the hob was left on and a pan of oil overheated and caught light.

The flat was left badly damaged by the smoke from the fire.

Avon Fire & Rescue Service would like to remind people to take care when cooking and to ensure all appliances are switched off after use. Never leave cooking unattended as it can lead to fire breaking out.