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Incident Date: 07 December 2017
Narrow escape after two people rescued from house fire in Prestwich
FIREFIGHTERS are warning people of the dangers of candles after a young man and woman were rescued from a house fire in Prestwich.
Earlier today (Thursday, December 7) at 1.40pm four fire engines from Agecroft, Broughton, Whitefield and Blackley community fire stations were called to a semi-detached property in Sandy Lane, Prestwich, following reports of a fire.
The fire is believed to have been started by a candle falling onto soft furnishings in the conservatory.
Group Manager Carlos Meakin, who was in charge of the incident, said: “On arrival crews were faced with a well-developed house fire involving the ground floor and conservatory.
“Firefighters forced entry to the property and using breathing apparatus, searched the house rescuing the man and woman from downstairs. Another young man managed to get himself out of the house before we arrived.”
The three casualties were treated for smoke inhalation by paramedics and taken to hospital.
GM Meakin continued: “Crews did an excellent job of rescuing the casualties and containing the fire to the ground floor of the property in such windy conditions.
“Crews would like to remind everyone to be careful when using candles and never leave them unattended.”
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