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Firefighters rescue man from fire in Manchester

Borough: Manchester

Incident Date: 24 July 2014

 

DON'T cook food after drinking alcohol is the message from firefighters this morning after a man had a lucky escape from a fire.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service was called to Dalham Avenue, Manchester, at around 3.50am (July 24) after reports of a house full of smoke.
On arrival, firefighters had to force their way into the ground floor flat because they couldn't rouse the resident, despite a smoke alarm sounding.
Watch Manager Steve Gudmunsen said: "There was a young male in the property who had fallen asleep after putting the oven on. The smoke alarm went off but he was oblivious to it.
"He was very lucky as a friend came round to the house, heard the smoke alarm and called us out. If his friend hadn't turned up it could have been a very different story.
"The flat was heavily smoke logged but fortunately the fire was contained to the grill pan so it was quickly extinguished."
For fire safety information visit www.manchesterfire.gov.uk

DON'T cook food after drinking alcohol is the message from firefighters this morning after a man had a lucky escape from a fire.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service was called to Dalham Avenue, Manchester, at around 3.50am (July 24) after reports of a house full of smoke.

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

Watch Manager Steve Gudmunsen said: "There was a young male in the property who had fallen asleep after putting the oven on. The smoke alarm went off but he was oblivious to it.

"He was very lucky as a friend came round to the house, heard the smoke alarm and called us out. If his friend hadn't turned up it could have been a very different story.

"The flat was heavily smoke logged but fortunately the fire was contained to the grill pan so it was quickly extinguished."

The 23-year-old was checked by paramedics at the scene but didn't go to hospital.

For fire safety information visit www.manchesterfire.gov.uk

 

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