Smoke alarm saves Harpenden couple’s lives
- Credit: Darryl Keen
A Harpenden couple narrowly dodged disaster after a fire alarm alerted them to a blaze in their house last weekend.
Fire crews were called to the Sherwood Rise home just after 3am on Saturday, September 14 to extinguish the flames, which had spread to two other properties.
An ambulance was called at around 5am for a member of the public suffering from smoke inhalation, while two other casualties refused to go to hospital and were treated at the scene.
Station commander Jon Smith said: “The occupants were found to be safe and well and had been alerted by the smoke detectors that had been installed in the property.
“This has without doubt saved their lives. The Red Cross vehicle made an attendance and provided help and support to nearby residents and to the couple who were affected.
You may also want to watch:
“The fire service have made the scene safe working and worked with building regulators to ensure the building is left in a state that is fit and safe.”
- 1 Village's first scarecrow trail raises £700 for school
- 2 It's showtime at Rothamsted with West End stars performing in 'Musicals at the Manor'
- 3 Schoolgirl donates hair to Little Princess Trust
- 4 Harpenden retailers call on county to end town centre road closures
- 5 Property Spotlight: A penthouse apartment at St Albans' Gabriel Square
- 6 Defibrillators: How you could save a life
- 7 Have your say on St Stephen Neighbourhood Plan
- 8 Check in to the Supper Club for something different
- 9 Area Guide: The pretty Hertfordshire village of Sandridge
- 10 Save Symondshyde still waiting for inspector's report