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Smoke alarm saves life of elderly lady in Timperley

Borough: Trafford

Incident Date: 16 December 2014

A WORKING smoke alarm has saved the life of an elderly lady after a fire broke out in her flat on Park Road, Timperley. 

Crew from Sale, Stretford and Wythenshawe stations received a person’s reported call via North West Fire Control at 10.23am this morning (Tuesday, December 16, 2014). 

On arrival firefighters were met with a well-developed fire that had started in the bedroom of a ground floor flat at Mayfair Court. 

The occupant, a 94-year-old lady, had managed to escape the smoke and flames - all because she had a working smoke alarm which had alerted her to the danger in plenty of time. 

Group Manager, Ben Levy, said: “This lady was very lucky. Had she not had a working smoke alarm it could have resulted in a very serious incident. 

“Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and worked very hard to control and extinguish the fire preventing spreading. 

“We cannot stress enough the importance of having a working smoke alarm at home.  If you don’t, please get one fitted by us in time for Christmas so you can enjoy a safe festive period.” 

For more information about arranging a Home Safety Check visit http://www.manchesterfire.gov.uk/fire_safety_advice/home_fire_risk_assessments/

 

 

Last update: 23/03/2016 08:19:38
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