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Fire crews alerted to Dovecot flat fire after neighbour hears smoke alarm


Tuesday, 29 January 2019
Mylia Close, Dovecot
Firefighters were called to a flat in Mylia Close, Dovecot, in the early hours of Tuesday 29th January.

Crews were alerted at 2.13am after a neighbour heard the smoke alarm sounding. After investigating and seeing smoke coming from the flat, the neighbour then called 999.

Firefighters arrived at the scene at 2.20am. Three fire engines attended.

It is believed the incident involved a pan of food.

No one was injured in the incident. The flat suffered light smoke damage.

Crews left the scene at 2.41am.

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If you hear a smoke alarm, either as a resident or a neighbour, take action immediately and call 999. If you suspect a fire, get out of the property and stay out.

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Group Manager Mark Thomas said: “Smoke alarms are designed to provide early warning when a fire starts in a home and it is vitally important that anyone who hears the alarm acts immediately.

"If you hear an alarm go off in a neighbour’s property, our advice is don’t ignore it, check it out and call 999 immediately if you suspect a fire. Taking those vital few seconds of action could help save a life.”

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