OAP rescued after chip pan fire breaks out in his Newport home

PUBLISHED: 11:57 10 December 2009 | UPDATED: 22:04 31 May 2010

A PENSIONER had to be rescued by firefighters after a chip pan fire broke out in the kitchen at his Widdington home. The man, believed to be in his 80s, had fallen over in the bathroom and was trapped in his semi-detached bungalow in Hamel Way. Fire crews

A PENSIONER had to be rescued by firefighters after a chip pan fire broke out in the kitchen at his Widdington home.

The man, believed to be in his 80s, had fallen over in the bathroom and was trapped in his semi-detached bungalow in Hamel Way.

Fire crews from Newport and Saffron Walden were called to the scene at around 8.10pm on Wednesday December 9. On their arrival the bungalow was 100 per cent smoke logged.

The man was suffering from smoke inhalation and was given oxygen therapy by crews before being placed in the care of the ambulance service.

Firefighters wore two sets of breathing apparatus and used one hose reel to extinguish the fire by 20.37pm. A specialist fan was used to ventilate the property.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Saffron Walden Reporter