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Kent Fire and Rescue Service attends a range of incidents including fires, road crashes, flooding, rescues from height, mud or confined spaces. It also supports other agencies including KeMozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone ="tracking[default||]" href="http://www.secamb.nhs.uk/">South East Coast Ambulance Service on a regular basis.

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Incident
Woman rescued by neighbours during kitchen fire in Ramsgate
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) was called to a fire involving a kitchen in a ground floor flat in Colombo Square, Ramsgate. Before crews arrived a dramatic rescue had unfolded where around four neighbours entered the property to rescue a woman in her 30s who had fallen asleep with a pan on the hob. The pan had caught alight and the house was filled with smoke. When crews arrived the woman and her neighbours were outside the property and the fire was out, but the woman needed oxygen as she was suffering from smoke inhalation, as was one of her neighbours, another woman. Both were treated at the scene by firefighters and then placed in the care of paramedics. Crews cleared the property of smoke using a large fan. 
Firefighters have praised the quick thinking actions of the neighbours for saving the woman's life. However they reaffirmed the dangers of leaving cooking unattended. Over half of domestic fires that KFRS attends start in the kitchen. Kitchen distractions can and do lead to fires. Keep looking while you're cooking. If anyone needs safety advice please call the KFRS Home Safety team on 0800 923 7000 - you may even be eligible for a free safe and well visit.
Start date and time
06/02/2018 23:46
Stop date and time
07/02/2018 00:09
Colombo Square
Ramsgate
Kent
CT12
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
2
Equipment
  • Firefighting - Positive pressure ventilation fan
  • Medical - Oxygen therapy
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb)
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