Person Treated For Smoke Inhalation After Fire

February 1, 2020

A person suffering from smoke inhalation was taken to hospital following a fire in Devonshire.

A BFRS spokesperson said, “At 1:13pm a call was received by Central Fire Dispatch reporting a kitchen fire in a 2 story structure at Kilderry Close, Devonshire. The Fire service responded with 4 appliances and a total of 7 firefighters.

“On arrival firefighters reported seeing thick black smoke coming out of a French doors which led into a studio apartment on the lower level of the premises. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the premises to extinguish the fire using a dry chemical powder extinguisher.

“The tenant of the apartment suffered from smoke inhalation and has been transported to King Edward Memorial Hospital for further evaluation.

The cause of the fire is unknown. The fire is presently under investigation.”

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