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Incident - Domestic Fire - High Rise

Date: 08/03/2018
Time: 03:10
Location: Ridgeway Road, Torquay
Area: Western
County: Devon

DSFRS Control Room received a call in the early hours to a reported smell of burning in a flat at the above location.

Following our response plan for high rise properties 5 pumping appliances were mobilised from Torquay, Paignton and Newton Abbot along with an Aerial Ladder Platform and an Incident Command Unit.

Crews used Breathing Apparatus, breaking in equipment, a thermal imaging camera and two lines of hose in order to extinguish a confirmed fire involving unattended cooking on the fourth floor.

One resident was led to safety by fire crews and checked over by Ambulance staff.

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