Two led to safety after cooking fire

 Little Stoke Lane, Little Stoke, Patchway

Two men have been rescued by firefighters after a fire at their home.

A neighbour called 999 after hearing the smoke alarm activating.

On arrival firefighters had to force entry into the first floor flat after being unable to raise the occupants.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus searched the premises and found two males – aged 42 and 34 – inside. The 42 year-old was assisted to safety by firefighters and the 34 year-old also managed to get out of the premises. They were both checked over by paramedics but did not go to hospital.

It appears the fire started after one of the males had fallen asleep and left cooking unattended. The fire caused light smoke logging to the premises. Crews used a Co2 extinguisher to put the fire out and then ventilated the property.

Avon Fire & Rescue Service would like to remind people to take care when cooking and to avoid cooking when feeling tired or after drinking alcohol. Fortunately in this case a neighbour heard the smoke alarm activating and called 999. Had it not been for the smoke detector, the outcome of the incident may have been much worse.