Woman rescued from burning home taken to Worthing Hospital

A WOMAN collapsed in her burning home and had to be rescued by firefighters.

It happened just after 6.50pm yesterday (Sunday, March 22), when a kitchen fire broke out in the 52-year-old's kitchen in A'Becket Gardens, Salvington.

Firefighters rushed to the scene after the distressed woman heard her smoke alarm and dialled 999. when they arrived, they found smoke billowing from the front door.

Sign up to our daily SussexWorld Today newsletter

Emergency operators had been talking to the woman to give her fire survival guidance, but by the time the crew reached the bungalow she had collapsed in the hallway.

Fire crews wearing breathing apparatus eventually did get inside, and the woman was treated by paramedics. She was later taken to Worthing Hospital where she was treated for smoke inhalation.

Watch commander Ian Spawton, from Worthing Fire Station, said: "The essential value of having smoke alarms fitted throughout the bungalow certainly prevented this incident from having a far worse outcome."

It is not yet known what caused the blaze.

-------------------------------------

Click here to go back to Worthing news.

Where are you? Add your pin to the Herald's international readers' map by clicking here.

Email the Herald: [email protected]

Click here for the Herald staff directory.

Want to read this page in French, German, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Urdu or 48 other languages? click here for Google translate.