Continue We want you to get the most out of using this website, which is why we and our partners use cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to receive these cookies. You can find out more about how we use cookies here.

Sunday, 01 March 2015

Subscriptions  |  evouchers  |  Jobs  |  Property  |  Motors  |  Travel  |  Dating  |  Family Notices

Firefighters rescue disabled woman from house blaze

A woman was rescued by firefighters after a blaze broke out in her home.

A team of four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus carried the disabled woman out of her home in Findlay Place, Workington, on Tuesday night.

Two crews from Workington and Frizington were alerted at around 8.50pm after the fire was reported to have started in the kitchen.

The woman was in the living room on the ground floor at the time of the incident.

Adrian Holme, Workington station manager, told the News & Star the blaze broke out after a grill was left unattended.

The woman was safely evacuated and left in the care of waiting paramedics.

She was taken to hospital as a precaution but she was not thought to have suffered any serious injuries.

Mr Holme is now warning householders to be vigilant when cooking.

He said: “Cooking and kitchen-related fires are one of the major causes of accidental fires.

“We would advise people to never leave any pans, ovens or grills unattended.”

Firefighters gave the woman safety advice after making the property safe.


News & Star What's On search


What faith do you have in rail services in Cumbria improving?

Every. Anything better than what we have currently is an improvement

None. There's little substance to what the Government is saying for the general passenger

It will get better - but only once old trains are taken off the tracks

Show Result

Hot jobs
Scan for our iPhone and Android apps
Search for: