Exmouth and Topsham firefighters tackle blaze

EXMOUTH and Topsham firefighters were called to tackle a blaze where four adults including a woman with a baby escaped from a burning house.

EXMOUTH and Topsham firefighters were called to tackle a blaze where four adults including a woman with a baby escaped from a burning house.

One crew from Topsham and a special appliance from Exmouth attended the scene of the fire which happened at a property in Summerway, Pinhoe last Friday morning. It is understood the blaze started in an airing cupboard.

A 45-year-man and his wife managed to flee the house along with their daughter, her partner and their 18-month-old baby.

A woman in a neighbouring property, aged 90, was taken to hospital suffering from the effects of breathing in smoke after the fire spread.

Emergency services said a smoke alarm alerted one of the adults who roused the others before they fled.

Six fire crews attended in total – four from Exeter, one from Topsham and a special appliance from Exmouth.

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