Sidmouth firefighters went to rescue woman trapped in lift in second call-out of the day

PUBLISHED: 15:51 28 February 2017 | UPDATED: 15:51 28 February 2017

Sidmouth Fire Station in Woolbrook Road

Sidmouth Fire Station in Woolbrook Road


Crews called to property in Cotmaton Road

Sidmouth firefighters were called out for a second time today (Tuesday) to rescue a woman trapped in a lift.

A crew left the station at 2.14pm and isolated the lift in a property in Cotmaton Road, allowing the doors to open. This enabled the woman to leave unaided.

This was the second call-out today for the town’s firefighters after crews went to the aid of a pensioner in South Lawn at 6am this morning.

Crews also helped tackle a blaze before it spread onto a thatched roof of a property in Gittisham on Friday (February 24) and rescued a dog from a smoke-filled kitchen in School Street, Sidford, on Sunday (February 26).

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Sidmouth Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Latest from the Sidmouth Herald