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Smoke alarm alerts woman to fire

12 June 2014

A fire broke out in the kitchen of a property in Kingfisher Close, Barton today (Thursday 12 June).

The woman who lived in the property was upstairs when the smoke alarm sounded and alerted her to the fire. She was able to extinguish it prior to the arrival of fire crews.

The woman didn’t suffer any injuries and the smoke damage was contained to the kitchen.

Nick Granger, Area Manager at Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, said: “This incident just highlights the importance of having working smoke alarms in your home. The lady was very lucky, as she was alerted to the fire at the earliest opportunity. I urge all resident to ensure their smoke alarms are in working order.”