Child rescued from St Albans house fire

PUBLISHED: 15:15 16 October 2009 | UPDATED: 14:33 06 May 2010

A CHILD has been rescued from a fire which broke out in a St Albans house this afternoon.

The fire broke out at around 1.20pm in the first floor of a large detatched property in Abbey Avenue, St Albans.

A CHILD has been rescued from a fire which broke out in a St Albans house this afternoon.

The fire broke out at around 1.20pm in the first floor of a large detatched property in Abbey Avenue, St Albans.

Three fire crews arrived to tackle the blaze and six firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property to rescue a child, thought to be a two to three-year-old girl.

They found her in a cot in the back bedroom of the property and she received immediate treatment from paramedics on the scene.

The child appeared to be unharmed but has been taken to Watford General Hospital as a precaution. An adult also received first aid at the scene.

Tony Morrison, group commander, St Albans and Dacorum, said: “Our crews did a fantastic job by suppressing the fire, finding and rescuing the child. Their prompt action undoubtedly saved the child’s life.”

The fire is out and an investigation is underway to determine the cause.

The road remains closed by police.

More information to follow.

No further details are known at this stage, but keep checking this website for further details.

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