Neigh­bour alerts fire­fight­ers to smoke

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

A QUICK-THINK­ING neigh­bour di­alled 999 af­ter smelling smoke and hear­ing a smoke alarm sound. The woman alerted fire­fight­ers to the blaze in Sy­camore Road, Whit­tle­sey, at 3.45pm on Mon­day. Crews from Whit­tle­sey and Stan­ground dis­cov­ered a saucepan which had been left on top of the hob and was pro­duc­ing lots of black smoke. A spokesper­son said: “This shows the im­por­tance of a work­ing smoke alarm. Not only could it save your life, but it will also alert those nearby to a fire.”

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