Fire crews called to rescue baby from Southend kitchen fire

Fire crews rescue baby from Southend kitchen fire

Fire crews rescue baby from Southend kitchen fire

First published in Echo News

FIRE crews were called to a kitchen fire in Southend at 6.55pm this evening.

Two crews wearing breathing apparatus attended and extinguished the pan fire by 7.22pm with one hose reel, before clearing the smoke with pressure fans.

All members of the family evacuated the premises upon hearing their fire alarm but an ambulance was requested as a precautionary measure for a three-month-old baby with smoke inhalation.

Southend fire station officer Mark Diggory said the Northumberland Road property sustained only minor damage due to the quick actions of the family.

He said: "Their part was carried out very well, they did exactly the right thing, evacuated the premises upon hearing the fire alarm and closed all doors on the way out.

"It was a precaution measure only to request an ambulance due to the age of the child."

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11:11pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Spirit of Kings Park says...

And the part where they rescued the baby from the fire is where?

I cant believe for one minute the parents had not taken the baby out with them "Their part was carried out very well, they did exactly the right thing, evacuated the premises upon hearing the fire alarm and closed all doors on the way out"

A little over exaggeration by by ECFRS me thinks.......
And the part where they rescued the baby from the fire is where? I cant believe for one minute the parents had not taken the baby out with them "Their part was carried out very well, they did exactly the right thing, evacuated the premises upon hearing the fire alarm and closed all doors on the way out" A little over exaggeration by by ECFRS me thinks....... Spirit of Kings Park
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