Friday, December 27, 2013
Fire crews had to be called out yesterday evening (Boxing Day) to deal with a fire at a Withycombe home.
One fire appliance from Exmouth was sent to reports of a fire alarm sounding at the property in Withycombe Village Road, and arrived a small fire had occurred in a microwave involving a bed warmer.
The fire was out on arrival, but crews requested an ambulance for the elderly occupant, who was suffering from smoke inhalation.
An ambulance service spokesman said the patient, a woman in her mid-80s, was treated at the scene.