Firefighters rescue woman from flat fire in Harold Hill

A 53-year-old woman was rescued from a fire in her Harold Hill flat in the early hours of Monday morning.

Firefighters rescued the unconscious woman from her bedroom in the flat in Crediton House, Kings Lynn Drive, at around 2.10am.

Two other people, a man and a woman were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

The fire broke out in the woman’s living room.

Smoke from the fire escaped throughout the building, causing the other two to suffer the effects of smoke inhalation.

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A spokesman for the fire brigade said: “The smoke damaged about 100 per cent of the flat, although the actual fire damaged about 25 per cent.”

He added that the other people in the flats were told to stay where they were:

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“We got our message to them that we were there and to stay put unless they’re in immediate danger.”

He added: “A smoke alarm alerted us to the danger. This reinforces that if there’s a fire, a working smoke alarm will help protect you.”

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