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Incident - Property Fire In Sheltered Accomodation Flat

Date: 10/02/2019
Time: 19:07
Location: North Parade, Frome
Area: Somerset
County: Somerset

2 fire appliances from Frome were mobilised following a call from a care line, who monitor sheltered accommodation, reporting a fire in a flat where a plastic kettle had been left on an electric cooker hob and, as a result, the flat was heavily smoke logged. At the time of call it was confirmed that the building had been evacuated.

Shortly after the first crew arrived and 2 breathing apparatus wearers entered the property, the fire was located in the kitchen of a top floor flat, in a building comprising of 3 floors. The small fire was soon extinguished, using a fire extinguisher, but the flat remained heavily smoke logged, with a member of staff requiring an ambulance for smoke inhalation.

This incident is now complete and was brought under control at 19:28hrs. Crews administered oxygen therapy to the female casualty, until the arrival of the ambulance crew. The flat was ventilated and area made safe before duty of care was left with staff. There were no further casualties and damage was minimal, confined to the kettle and hob only. These are the full and final details.

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