Couple taken to hospital after escaping Blackburn house fire

Couple taken to hospital after escaping Blackburn house fire

Couple taken to hospital after escaping Blackburn house fire

First published in News Blackburn Citizen: Photograph of the Author by , Health Reporter

A FIRE broke out in a Blackburn flat in the early hours of this morning, leaving severe damage to the kitchen.

Firefighters said the two occupants of the property in Silverdale Close, Highercroft, were alerted by their smoke alarm at about 2.50am.

The couple, who were both in their 20s, evacuated the ground floor flat and were taken to hospital for precautionary checks after emergency services arrived.

A faulty fridge was suspected of sparking the blaze.

Blackburn fire crews use two sets of breathing apparatus and a ventilation unit to tackle the fire, which also left severe smoke damage to the flat.

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9:06pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Black Car Guy. says...

I,m glad they all got out safe. Was it a Beco fridge? They seem to catch fire, or they used to.
I,m glad they all got out safe. Was it a Beco fridge? They seem to catch fire, or they used to. Black Car Guy.
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12:42pm Sat 12 Apr 14

HelmshoreBoy says...

You can't beat a bacon butty when you are three parts p@@sed. at 2 o'clock in the morning! Stupid and irresponsible springs to mind.
You can't beat a bacon butty when you are three parts p@@sed. at 2 o'clock in the morning! Stupid and irresponsible springs to mind. HelmshoreBoy
  • Score: -3

10:26pm Sun 13 Apr 14

doylerf says...

HelmshoreBoy wrote:
You can't beat a bacon butty when you are three parts p@@sed. at 2 o'clock in the morning! Stupid and irresponsible springs to mind.
Were they cooking it in a faulty fridge?
[quote][p][bold]HelmshoreBoy[/bold] wrote: You can't beat a bacon butty when you are three parts p@@sed. at 2 o'clock in the morning! Stupid and irresponsible springs to mind.[/p][/quote]Were they cooking it in a faulty fridge? doylerf
  • Score: 2

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