Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Woman 'Lucky to Escape' Fire

news_firefighter.jpg
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

6:02am 14th November 2011

Crews say a woman has had a lucky escape after getting trapped in burning flats at Polperro.

Fifty firefighters fought back the flames on Talland Hill yesterday afternoon.

One neighbour ended up being treated by paramedics after desperately trying to reach the woman. She finally managed to get to safety - as flames spread. Paramedics took her to hospital after she breathed in smoke during her escape.

Fire crews from Lostwithiel, Liskeard, Bodmin, Truro, Looe, St Austell and Polruan spent more than four hours tackling the blaze. The narrow lanes forced them to run hoses for a hundred metres to get to the property.

They used breathing gear and thermal imaging technology to check there was no-one else trapped in the three-storey set of flats.

The Incident Commander, Station Manager Richard Gibbons based at Bodmin Fire Station, said that the “firefighters worked extremely hard to limit the fire spreading to the upper floors. Although there is severe damage to the ground floor, the upper floors have mainly suffered only smoke damage”. He added that “the lady was very lucky to have escaped”.

An investigation into what happened is starting but, at the moment, we are told it looks like an accident.

6:02am 14th November 2011

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
fire 1

WATCH: Fire Warnings For Cornwall

Crews issue advice after blazes in Launceston and Redruth

cornwall air ambulance new

Woman Airlifted To Hospital With Head Injuries

Cornwall's air ambulance was scrambled to Helston

Most read
lorry stuck at pentewan

UPDATE: Narrow Cornish Road - Lorry Gets Stuck

It took almost 24 hours to move it at Pentewan

police line

UPDATE: Woman Dies After A30 Crash

A toddler suffered minor injuries after the collision involving a tractor

Top articles

UPDATE: Narrow Cornish Road - Lorry Gets Stuck

Cornwall News: It took almost 24 hours to move it at Pentewan

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

T2: Trainspotting sequel wins over critics

Showbiz News: Trainspotting's long-awaited sequel T2 has won over most critics' hearts, but expectations were far from great.

Former Gambia leader Yahya Jammeh flies out of country

World News: The Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh has flown out of the country after stepping down from power.

Defending champion stunned by wild card at Australian Open

Sports News: Novak Djokovic's hopes of a record-breaking seventh Australian Open title were shattered by an inspired Denis Istomin in a five-set thriller on Thursday.

US Congress broadcast interrupted by Russian channel RT

Strange News: An online broadcast of a US network from the floor of the House of Representatives has been bizarrely interrupted by the Russian news site RT.

Newer article

'Racist' Attack in Bodmin

Cornwall News: 14 year-old girl is arrested after shopkeeper has paint thrown over him

Older article

Half Violent Crime in Cornwall Fuelled by Booze

Cornwall News: New stats reveal impact of alcohol in Cornwall

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.