Flat fire in Banbury

Fire engine
Fire engine

Two fire engines were called to a flat fire in Penrose Drive, Banbury yesterday afternoon (Wednesday).

Firefighters from Banbury and Deddington arrived on the scene at about 3.40pm, and were met by the occupant of the property and their neighbours who confirmed a fire was inside one of the flats.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the building and extinguished the fire before ventilating the heavily smoked logged flat.

One ambulance was sent to the scene, and the occupier was transported to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

David Edge, watch manager, said: “Our fire fighters worked hard to quickly find the location of the fire in the flat before bringing it under control before extinguishing it. We’ll investigate the cause of the fire, but it is a timely reminder of the importance of having working smoke detectors in your home.

“The smoke alarm in the flat on fire was working and fully sounding when we arrived which no doubt would have raised the alarm for not only the occupier but their neighbours too.”

Visit www.365alive.co.uk for fire safety advice.