Woman rescued from Pilton Lawn fire

A woman had to be rescued by fire fighters and treated for smoke inhalation after a blaze at Pilton Lawn in Barnstaple yesterday (Monday) afternoon. Two fire crews from the town were called to the scene just after 5pm and discovered the fire in a first fl

A woman had to be rescued by fire fighters and treated for smoke inhalation after a blaze at Pilton Lawn in Barnstaple yesterday (Monday) afternoon.

Two fire crews from the town were called to the scene just after 5pm and discovered the fire in a first floor bedroom.

The woman was found and led to safety by fire fighters with breathing apparatus while others used a hose reel jet to put the fire out. A positive pressure ventilation fan was used to clear the smoke.

The casualty was given oxygen therapy at the scene and left in the care of South Western Ambulance Service paramedics.


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The cause of the fire is thought to be accidental.

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