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Casualty given oxygen after house fire in Cornwall

Casualty given oxygen after house fire in Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 8:20am 20th December 2019.

As the flash floods hit Hayle, firefighters were scrambled to a house fire in Penzance.

Crews from the town called in back-up from St Just after finding a kitchen well alight.

One casualty had to be given oxygen therapy after smoke filled the property.

Teams, wearing specialist breathing equipment, used hosereel jets to douse the flames on Thursday afternoon.

"At 16:10 Critical Control received a 999 call reporting a fire in the kitchen of a property. 

"Two appliances from Penzance Community Fire Station were mobilised, along with two wholetime officers.

"A wholetime officer arrived just ahead of the first appliance and informed Critical Control the property was well alight. 

"In light of this informative message, an additional appliance from St Just Community Fire Station was mobilised.

"On arrival, a breathing apparatus team, using a hose reel jet, entered the property to extinguish the fire. 

"Once the fire was extinguished crews used positive pressure ventilation to clear smoke from the property.

"First aid, including oxygen therapy, was administered to the occupant".

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

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