Teenager escapes Huntingdonshire house fire

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A TEENAGE girl escaped a fire at her Needingworth home which was started by a dishwasher.

The girl, who was asleep in bed when the fire started but was woken by smoke alarms, was placed in the care of the Ambulance Services after suffering smoke inhalation.

Two crews attended the blaze at the house in Ravens court, Needingworth at 8.45 on Saturday (April 27) and extinguished the fire.

The fire is thought to have been caused by a dishwasher.

Paul Clarke, Station Commander at Cambridge Fire and Rescue Service, said: “This resident was asleep when the fire broke out and working smoke alarms woke her up and alerted her to get out of the house. If there were no smoke alarms in this property, this situation could have ended very differently.

“It is imperative that residents have correctly fitted, ceiling mounted smoke alarms on every floor of their house and incidents like this highlight how they can save lives.”