Two men taken to hospital after kitchen fire

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TWO men were taken to hospital suffering the effects of smoke after a fault in a fridge freezer started a fire in the early hours of today.

Fire crews were called to Crosby Road in Heaton at just before 4am The two men, aged 47 and 40 were treated with oxygen before being taken to hospital.

Firefighters said that the heat from the fire was so intense that it had started to melt the paint on the other side of the kitchen door, which was closed.

Watch Manager Isaac Olurankinse said: “There were no smoke alarms in the property and one of the men woke up and woke his friend up.

“They said they couldn’t breathe because of the smoke."

"The smoke was filling the bedroom upstairs."

He said a smoke alarm would have alerted the two to the incident sooner and prevented them from breathing in as much smoke as they did.

The kitchen was destroyed in the blaze.

Crews were on the scene for an hour.

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3:34am Sun 23 Mar 14

doogle1965 says...

well we have had a microwave set on fire a shower now a fridge freezer what next...hope everyone has a speedy recovery..
well we have had a microwave set on fire a shower now a fridge freezer what next...hope everyone has a speedy recovery.. doogle1965
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9:11am Sun 23 Mar 14

Boltonresident2012 says...

Hope they are ok - it's a good reminder though of why smoke alarms (with working batteries) are essential.
Hope they are ok - it's a good reminder though of why smoke alarms (with working batteries) are essential. Boltonresident2012
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10:30pm Sun 23 Mar 14

macauley says...

a cool way to burn eh.
a cool way to burn eh. macauley
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7:35pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Rupert T Bear says...

This sounds very suspicious! What were two men doing in the kitchen? If I go near the kitchen my wife rings the Police!
This sounds very suspicious! What were two men doing in the kitchen? If I go near the kitchen my wife rings the Police! Rupert T Bear
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