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Man rescued from a flat in Bury

Borough: Bury

Incident Date: 16 August 2014

TAKE care whilst cooking at night is the message from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service after a man was rescued from a flat in Bury.

Emergency Fire Crew (EFC) were sent to the incident at 11.15pm (Saturday, August 16, 2014) after neighbours reported the sound of a smoke alarm and the smell of burning coming from a ground floor flat on Doctors Lane.

On arrival, EFC's had to force their way into the ground floor flat because they couldn't rouse the resident, despite a smoke alarm sounding.

Crews were met with thick smoke coming from a pizza that had been left unattended under a grill.

Station Manager, Angus Robinson, said: "There was a man inside the property who had fallen asleep after putting the grill on.  Although he had a working smoke alarm it didn't alert him. The crews woke him and assisted him to safety.

"Although the flat was heavily smoke logged, the man had a lucky escape.  If the crews didn't act as quickly as they did it could have been a lot worse.  They effectively saved his life."

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Last update: 23/03/2016 08:19:35
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