Teenagers praised by firefighters for alerting pensioner to house fire
9:25pm Monday 23rd September 2013 in News
A GROUP of teenagers have been praised by firefighters for alerting a 91-year-old woman to a house fire.
The six young people spotted smoke coming from the house and banged on the door to alert the lady, who had fallen asleep, and called firefighters.
Firefighter James Bracegirdle said: “If these teenagers had not been passing and alerted the lady it could have been a lot lot worse.
“They did an absolutely fantastic job.”
The lady was checked over by paramedics.
Firefighters were called to the property in Blackburn Road at 8pm.
The fire was started by a chip pan being left on the cooker.
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