Woman rescued after fire

Byron Road, Weston-super-Mare

CigaretteA woman was rescued by her neighbour who heard a smoke alarm activating in her flat.

When firefighters arrived they found the woman in her 50s suffering from smoke inhalation. She was given oxygen therapy by firefighters.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the first floor flat and found a fire in the bedroom. They used a high pressure hose reel to extinguish the fire.

The woman was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation and a minor head injury.

It’s thought the fire started accidentally after smoking materials were not properly extinguished.

Avon Fire & Rescue Service would like to remind people to take care when smoking. Always fully extinguish smoking materials after use and keep matches and lighters away from children.

Fortunately in this case there was a working smoke alarm in the property which alerted the neighbour to the fire.