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Firefighters rescue a family from a house fire in Manchester

Borough: Manchester

Incident Date: 24 April 2015

FIREFIGHTERS have rescued a woman and her two small babies from a house fire in Manchester.

Crew from Moss Side and Withington Fire Stations were called to reports of a fire at a house on Ulverston Avenue at 9.45pm on Friday, April 24, 2015.

A smoke alarm had alerted a neighbour to a fire involving a pan of food which had been left on a cooker.

On arrival firefighters were met with a smoke filled property and led a woman and her two babies, aged 5 months and 20-months-old to safety from the bedroom of the house.

Watch Manager David Minto said: “On arrival we quickly searched the house for anyone inside and on doing so led a family to safety.

“Two of our firefighters gave oxygen therapy to the babies who were suffering slight smoke inhalation along with plenty of cuddles until the paramedics arrived.

“It was fortunate that the family had a working smoke alarm that could be heard as the incident could have been more serious.

“Please take extra care this weekend if cooking, never leave your pan of food unattended whilst the cooker is on and for more advice visit our website www.manchesterfire.gov.uk.”

Firefighters reduced the smoke in the house using a large fan and were at the scene for 45 minutes.

Last update: 23/03/2016 08:19:40
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