Woman rescued from bungalow fire

An elderly woman has been rescued from her home in Doncaster after a fire broke out in the kitchen.

Three fire crews from Edlington, Doncaster and Maltby were called just after 6:30pm on Tuesday evening.

When crews arrived at the bungalow on Leslie Avenue in Conisbrough the lady had been trying to get out of the property but was unable to find her keys so was trapped. A firefighter wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and rescued the lady through the front window.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire which was a chip pan fire.

The woman was taken to hospital by ambulance.

Crews left the scene at 7:30pm.

Serious house fires are thankfully quite rare. But if a fire does start, it can quickly cause a lot of damage and put the lives of you and your loved ones in danger.

By taking a few simple steps, you can massively reduce the likelihood of you suffering a fire.

Our top 10 tips for staying safe at home are:

  • Make sure you have smoke alarms on every floor of your home
  • Smoke alarms save lives, but only if they are working. Please test smoke alarms regularly.
  • Take extra care in the kitchen and never leave cooking unattended
  • Never, ever use a chip pan or any other pan filled with hot oil
  • Don’t overload electric sockets– most can only take a maximum of 13 amps
  • Keep matches and lighters away from children
  • Keep clothes well away from heaters and open fires
  • Put out cigarettes properly and dispose of them carefully
  • Don’t charge things like mobile phones, tablets or e-cigs overnight, or longer than the recommended charging time
  • Plan an escape route and make sure everyone in the house knows how to get out in the event of a fire

 

This content was last updated on January 30th, 2019