Family saved from fire by falling shower
A SHOWER head falling from a wall alerted residents to a fire in their home. The incident took place at a property in Station Road, Catworth, in the early hours of last Thursday (March 20). The fire had started in a bathroom, but firefighters said a sm
A SHOWER head falling from a wall alerted residents to a fire in their home.
The incident took place at a property in Station Road, Catworth, in the early hours of last Thursday (March 20).
The fire had started in a bathroom, but firefighters said a smoke alarm failed to trigger as it had been put in the wrong place.
Thankfully, the occupants managed to escape from the fire after they were woken by a loud crash when the shower head fell off the wall.
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Firefighters from Kimbolton and Huntingdon were called to the blaze at 2.15am.
It is believed the fire started in an electric shower unit, leaving it badly damaged.
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Firefighters have warned residents to seek advice when installing smoke alarms.
Russell Gooderham, watch manager at Kimbolton fire station, said: "Any resident who is unsure where to fit a smoke alarm should contact their local fire station and book a free home fire safety check.
"This is where a member of the fire service will enter your home, spot any potential fire risks and advise people on how to stay safe. Firefighters will also fit smoke alarms for free where necessary."
INFORMATION: To book a free home fire safety check, visit your nearest fire station or phone, 01480 444666 and quote PSO.