Elderly woman taken to hospital after Ribbleton microwave fire

Posted on - 19th March, 2016 - 1:15pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Ribbleton
Sion Close Pic: Google

Sion Close Pic: Google

A Friday night meal went wrong for one elderly woman in Ribbleton.


Three fire engines from Preston and Fulwood pulled the 86-year-old to safety from a fire in Sion Close, off Longridge Road.

The fire had started in a microwave oven around 7.45pm.

The woman was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to Royal Preston Hospital.

Fire crews used a ventilation unit and were at the scene for around 40 minutes.

It is the second fire at the sheltered accommodation unit, after crews were called in mid-February to rescue another resident.

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