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Fire brigade issues alarm advice after two Richmond fires
6:00am Sunday 2nd September 2012 in News
The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has stressed the importance of working smoke alarms after quickly extinguishing two fires at the weekend.
LFB was alerted by smoke alarms at the two kitchen fires and no one was seriously injured.
A woman with mobility issues and her dog were rescued from her property in Old Field Road, Hampton, after she left her cooker on.
Crew manager Chris Andrews said: “She was given survival guidance before our crews reached the fire. She was kept on the phone by the control room and they told her what to do.”
She was taken to hospital by ambulance and treated for smoke inhalation.
Another kitchen fire on Kingston Road, Teddington, was extinguished within five minutes on Saturday after crews were alerted by a smoke alarm.
Chris Andrews said: “Fifty per cent of the kitchen was damaged by fire and smoke. If it hadn’t been for the working smoke alarm, it could have been a lot worse.”
Mr Andrews urged anyone without a smoke alarm to call Twickenham fire station on 020 8555 1200 ext 84741.