Couple’s lucky escape as fire spreads to loft

A WORCESTER couple had a lucky escape when they awoke to find a fire in their bathroom.

The couple, of Winchester Avenue, St John’s, were woken at about 6.64am yesterday by the smell of burning. A light fitting in the bathroom had overheated and caused a fire in the loft.

The residents called 999 and two crews from Worcester fire station rushed to the scene. The firefighters isolated the electric system, put out the fire and then used thermal imaging equipment to ensure the fire had not spread. Watch Commander Adrian Farmer said: “It was fortunate that the occupants were at home and noticed the fire before it had chance to develop further.” He confirmed no one was injured and that damage was limited to insulation in the loft and a small amount of cutting away above the bathroom.

The crews also installed new smoke alarms before leaving, and called at neighbouring properties to offer home fire safety advice.

He said: “This highlights the difference that an early alert can make. We would urge everyone to ensure they have smoke alarms fitted.”

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11:32am Sat 2 Feb 13

CJH says...

"woken at about 6.64am" ? St Johns obviously slipped into an alternate universe where there are more than 60 minutes in an hour...
"woken at about 6.64am" ? St Johns obviously slipped into an alternate universe where there are more than 60 minutes in an hour... CJH

7:11pm Sat 2 Feb 13

bobnohope says...

Woken about 6.64am seems a bit precise to be about.
About 6am would suffice, i'm sure.
Now, I'm eager to know, so please WN, put me out of my misery, was it about 6.04 or 7.04am?
Woken about 6.64am seems a bit precise to be about. About 6am would suffice, i'm sure. Now, I'm eager to know, so please WN, put me out of my misery, was it about 6.04 or 7.04am? bobnohope

10:04am Sun 3 Feb 13

Jabbadad says...

There should be a law making all houses have both Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms. People shouls be aware that you can get alarms fitted free by the Fire Brigade.,And that you can also buy a Pack of two easy to fit alarms from DIY's and Argos for less than £10. WHAT PRICE DO YOU PUT ON YOUR'S AND YOUR FAMILIES LIVES?
There should be a law making all houses have both Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms. People shouls be aware that you can get alarms fitted free by the Fire Brigade.,And that you can also buy a Pack of two easy to fit alarms from DIY's and Argos for less than £10. WHAT PRICE DO YOU PUT ON YOUR'S AND YOUR FAMILIES LIVES? Jabbadad

10:04am Sun 3 Feb 13

Guy66 says...

You all must know that loft spaces defy the normal rules of time and space!
You all must know that loft spaces defy the normal rules of time and space! Guy66
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