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Fire Service rescue woman from Nottingham house fire

On Monday 31 January at 05:20 am Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to a house fire on Berridge Road, Forest Fields.

Two crews from Stockhill and one from Arnold fire station were mobilised, and crews were able to rescue one female by using recently procured smoke-hoods.

Smoke hoods work in a similar way to gas masks, allowing trapped people to breathe for 15 minutes while firefighters lead them safely out of buildings.

Two other individuals managed to escape from the fire unassisted.

Group Manager Andy Macey said “this is another example of the great benefits smoke hoods are bringing to the Service.

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“In this case two of the individuals were lucky and could escape the property unassisted. We urge all residents in Nottinghamshire to ensure they have a working smoke alarm, and they have planned escape routes in the case of a fire.”

Firefighters from Stockhill fire station will be in the local area today (Tuesday 1 February) from 1pm to provide reassurance and give fire safety advice. Streets to be visited are Berridge Road Central, Russel Road, and Ewart Road.

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