Exmouth flat fire: pensioner treated for smoke inhalation

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
10:20 AM

Firefighters were called to a flat in Exmouth on Tuesday when a fire broke out in kitchen. An elderly woman sufered smoke inhalation and was treated by paramedics.

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A pensioner suffered mild smoke inhalation and was given oxygen after a fire broke out in her town centre flat on Tuesday afternoon.

Fire crews from Exmouth and Exeter were called to Hometor House, in Exeter Road, shortly after 3pm where they found a small cooker fire in a second floor flat kitchen.

The fire brigade said the cause of the fire was accidental.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Fire crews confirmed a small fire involving an electric cooker and a wooden bread board within the kitchen of a second floor flat.

“The fire was extinguished by fire crews using two breathing apparatus wearers, one hose reel jet and a positive pressure ventilation fan.

“The cooker hob and bread board were sixty per cent damaged by fire. The remainder of the flat was lightly smoke logged.

“Fire crews rendered oxygen therapy to one elderly female suffering from smoke inhalation.

“Fire crews requested the attendance of ambulance who tended to the casualty on scene.”

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