Fire: pensioner treated by paramedics

PUBLISHED: 12:34 26 November 2013 | UPDATED: 12:34 26 November 2013


An elderly woman suffered smoke inhalation after a small fire broke out in her kitchen.

A pensioner was treated for smoke inhalation by paramedics after a small fire broke out in her home in Brixington.

The fire crew was called to sheltered accommodation in Churchill Road on Monday evening after receiving a report of an alarm sounding.

An elderly woman was led to safety and treated by ambulance crew.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “After gaining access to the bungalow the crew requested an ambulance as the elderly female occupant had smoke inhalation due to a small fire in the oven.”

The fire crew extinguished the fire and used ventilation fans to clear smoke from the property

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