Woman in her 90s rescued from Wheathampstead flat fire

Crews from Wheathampstead, Harpenden and Hatfield attended the incident in King Edward Place in High

Crews from Wheathampstead, Harpenden and Hatfield attended the incident in King Edward Place in High Street in Wheathampstead on Saturday morning - Credit: Archant

An elderly woman in her 90s was rescued from a flat in Wheathampstead on Saturday morning (June 13) after a fire broke out.

Three crews from Wheathampstead, Harpenden and Hatfield attended the incident in King Edward Place in High Street at 8.12am, following reports of a fire in the ground floor flat.

They used two sets of breathing apparatus, a hose reel and one covering jet to extinguish the fire, which was believed to be accidental.

They were on the scene until 9.02am.

A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Service Trust confirmed officers were called to a flat fire just off the High Street in Wheathampstead at 8.14am.

An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance officer all attended and treated a woman in her 90s.

She was taken to Luton and Dunstable Hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.