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Incident Date: 09 February 2015

GREATER Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) is asking the public to check they have the correct safety plans in place after firefighters led a family of three to safety after a fire in their home.

Thick black smoke blocked the exit route for residents of the multi-occupied Victorian property after the electrical box in the hallway caught fire last night just before 11.15pm (Monday, February 9, 2015).

Watch Manager, Matt Rooney, said “Although the fire wasn’t serious, there were a number of people outside the building that required medical assistance due to suffering from smoke inhalation.

“Firefighters led a lady and her two children to safety from the top floor, they then gave oxygen to those who needed it before they were seen by paramedics.

“Working smoke alarms fitted and checked on a weekly basis can save your life but knowing what to do once you know there is a fire is just as important.

“Simple actions that could prevent you having a fire at home include unplugging electrical items, ensuring candles and cigarettes are out and closing all your doors.”

For further information about a Home Safety Check click on the link below:

http://www.manchesterfire.gov.uk/fire_safety_advice/home_fire_safety/planning_escape_route/

Last update: 23/03/2016 08:19:39
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