Elderly woman rescued from Brixington home fire

PUBLISHED: 13:29 08 December 2011



Exmouth firefighters rescued a pnesioner from her Brixington home on Wednesday after a fire broke out in the property.

An elderly woman was rescued by Exmouth firefighters on Wednesday afternoon after a fire broke out at her Brixington home.

Fire crews were called to the Walls Close property at around 2pm following reports a house was on fire with a woman inside.

The woman was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to hospital by ambulance.

The fire service said the fire involved a chip pan and was out on the crews’ arrival.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Two appliances were mobilised from Exmouth station to a report of a house fire with a lady still inside the property.

“The small fire was out on the arrival of the crews but the house was smoke logged and an elderly lady was rescued by the firefighters.

“The lady was treated by ambulance personnel and conveyed to hospital.”

The fire crews wore breathing apparatus and used a ventilation fan to clear smoke from the property.

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