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Firefighters Lead Man To Safety After Smoke Alarms Alert People To Kitchen Fire, Rock Ferry

Monday, 17 March 2014
Queens Road, Rock Ferry.
Firefighters led a man to safety and gave him oxygen after a fire started in a kitchen of a property.

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called at 11.27pm on Monday, March 17, to Queens Road, Rock Ferry.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a high pressure hose to tackle the fire, which involved a pan of food in an electric oven. The pan was severely damaged by fire. The kitchen was also damaged by smoke.

The man led to safety by firefighters was also assessed by paramedics from the North West Ambulance Service for suspected slight smoke inhalation but he refused further treatment.

Watch Manager Tommy Grierson, who attended the call-out with firefighters from Red Watch at Bromborough Community Fire Station, said: “Smoke alarms were present and activated helping to alert people to this fire. When we arrived a man was still inside the property so we woke him and led him to safety and gave him oxygen. We advise people that, if they discover a fire, they get out, stay out and call 999.

“We also advise cooking is never left unattended, even for a moment and we advise people to have working smoke alarms on each level of their home.”

A fire appliance from Bromborough Community Fire Station and one from Birkenhead Community Fire Station attended the call-out.

Firefighters had left the scene by 12.43am on Tuesday, March 18.

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