Sidmouth woman treated after kitchen fire

AN elderly woman was treated for smoke inhalation by Sidmouth fire fighters at lunchtime on Thursday after they were called to a small fire at her first floor home in Lymebourne Park.

AN elderly woman was treated for smoke inhalation by Sidmouth fire fighters at lunchtime on Thursday after they were called to a small fire at her first floor home in Lymebourne Park.

Two fire appliances from Sidmouth attended, with Watch Commander Rob Crisp in charge.

Mr Crisp said: "We gave the woman oxygen as a precaution because she was an asthma sufferer, she was not overcome by smoke."

He said something had caught fire on her cooker, "creating a bit of smoke.


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"The flat was quite smoky and I sent in two personnel with breathing apparatus to ventilate the flat and remove burning items off the cooker."

Mr Crisp said the woman did not go to hospital but an ambulance crew attended the scene and fire fighters left her in their care.

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He said those living at Lymebourne Park; which is sheltered accommodation, had smoke alarms and detectors fitted.

The elderly residents, who have a warden on site, also had speakers and panic buttons in case of emergencies, he added.

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