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Smoke Alarm Saves Life

21st February 2012

Title:   North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service - Smoke alarm saves life

At  02:03 this morning North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service received a call to a property fire on Ancress Walk, Nunnery Lane, York.  Three fire crews from York and Acomb were mobilised to the incident and extinguished a fire in the kitchen of first floor flat and rescued  one 26 year old  male who was asleep in the property .  A smoke  alarm was fitted which alerted a neighbour.

Group Manager Peter Hudson said “One male with no injuries was evacuated from the property by Fire Service personnel wearing breathing aparatus and the fire was extinguished before it had time to develop.  I think the smoke alarm and the emergency call from the neighbour probably saved his life and demonstrates how working smoke alarms save lives.”

The fire was caused by an iron being left on and unattended.

ENDS

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