Men res­cued from house fire

Two treated for smoke in­hala­tion

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Emily Chudy emily.chudy@trin­i­tymir­

FIRE­FIGHT­ERS res­cued two men from a house fire on Bosan­quet Close in Uxbridge on the morn­ing of Thurs­day May 5.

A man was res­cued from the first floor by lad­der, and a sec­ond man was led to safety from the ground floor. They were suf­fer­ing from smoke in­hala­tion and were taken to hos­pi­tal by Lon­don Am­bu­lance Ser­vice crews.

A third man left the prop­erty be­fore the ar­rival of the Bri­gade. The blaze caused ex­ten­sive dam­age to the two-storey house.

Four fire en­gines and 21 fire­fight­ers and of­fi­cers at­tended the scene from Hilling­don, Hayes and Heathrow fire sta­tions at­tended the scene.

Tracy Or­chard, watch man­ager at Hilling­don Fire Sta­tion, said: “Fire­fight­ers res­cued two men and helped pre­vent the fire from spread­ing to sur­round­ing prop­er­ties. Crew pro­vided home fire safety ad­vice to lo­cal res­i­dents giv­ing life sav­ing ad­vice of what to do if you have a fire in your home.

“There was a smoke alarm fit­ted in the prop­erty, but it didn’t op­er­ate. Ev­ery­one should have at least one smoke alarm on ev­ery level of your home and the safest op­tion is have those linked to­gether. This will give the ear­li­est warn­ing if there is a fire in your home.”

The cause of the fire is be­lieve to be ac­ci­den­tal, caused by care­less dis­posal of cig­a­rettes.

The Bri­gade was called at 3.59am and the fire was un­der con­trol by 4.55am.

n DAM­AGE: The fire at Bosan­quet Close is be­lieved to have been ac­ci­den­tal

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