01/02/2018

Woman Rescued From Window Ledge During House Fire In Co Down

A woman has been rescued from the window ledge of her bedroom following a fire at her house in Bangor, Co Down.

Fire crews were called to the scene in Dufferin Avenue at around 9.20am on Wednesday, 31 January.
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A spokesperson from the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) said: "Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued a woman from a window ledge of a third floor bedroom using a ladder. She was treated at the scene by firefighters using a micro-vent before the arrival of ambulance personnel and she was taken to hospital.

"A man was out of the property before the arrival of firefighters. He, along with a woman from the adjoining property, was also treated by firefighters for smoke inhalation before the arrival of ambulance personnel."

(CD/JP)

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