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Family evacuated from home after fire in kitchen

Family evacuated from home after fire in kitchen

Friday 13 May 2016

Family evacuated from home after fire in kitchen

A family had to flee their house with their young baby after a fire that started with a faulty dishwasher broke out in their kitchen.

The Jersey Fire and Rescue Service were called out at 8.19 pm to a property in St Saviour – they sent two fire engines and nine firefighters to the scene.

The ground floor of the semi-detached property was heavily smoke-logged when they arrived, and they had to use breathing apparatus, a carbon dioxide extinguisher and a high pressure hose reel to put out the blaze.

They managed to contain the fire damage to the kitchen, but said that there was some smoke damage to the rest of the house.

Watch Commander Richard Ryan said that the family had done the right thing by calling the fire service and getting out of the property.

He said: “All the family including a young baby are safe and well thanks to the parent’s actions. They got out, called the fire service out and stayed out.”


Pic credit: Jersey Fire and Rescue Service

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