Pen­sioner, 90, flees as blaze de­stroys home

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

AN EL­DERLY man es­caped from a dev­as­tat­ing blaze which tore through his bun­ga­low.

The man, re­ported to be in his 90s, was alerted to the fire at his dormer bun­ga­low at Bur­ton Drive in Poyn­ton by smoke alarms fit­ted at the prop­erty.

Fire crews from Cheshire and Manch­ester fire ser­vices at­tended at just be­fore 8.10am and found the man out­side the prop­erty, which was full of smoke.

He was treated by paramedics at the scene and taken to hos­pi­tal.

Crews used two hose reel jets and an ul­tra high lance to ex­tin­guish a fire.

A spokesman for Cheshire Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice said the in­ci­dent would have been worse if the prop­erty had not been fit­ted with smoke alarms which alerted the man to the fire.

They were in­stalled by the fire ser­vice two years ago. Fire in­ves­ti­ga­tors are look­ing into the cause of the fire.

●● The charred re­mains of the bun­ga­low

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