Published: June 7, 2010
Burnham-On-Sea pensioner treated for shock after bungalow blaze

A pensioner was treated for shock after this blaze at a bungalow in Burnham-On-Sea on Monday afternoon (June 7th).

Quick-thinking residents dialled 999 after spotting thick smoke emerging from the elderly lady's property, as pictured here.

Two fire crews from Burnham and another from Bridgwater rushed to Ashcott Drive at 12.20pm after an electrical fault caused a fridge freezer fire.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus ventured into the bungalow to extinguish the blaze with a hose reel jet and avoid it spreading.

The elderly occupant was treated for shock, ambulance spokeswoman Meladie Juste told "An elderly lady was treated at the scene, but did not require hospital treatment," she said.

Fire spokesman Paul Slavin said a ventilation fan was used to remove the fumes and smoke from the property. He added that smoke detectors were fitted in the property, but had recently been removed to have new batteries fitted.

Bookmark and Share

Search|Add to your Bookmarks|Send a mail from|Print this page|Back to previous page|Discuss this article|

Burnham-On-Sea Seafront Webcam
Burnham-On-Sea Webcam
24-hour live pictures
See live images of the seafront and beach with Burnham's Webcam. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea What's On
What's On In Burnham-On-Sea
Things to see and do
Check the constantly updated calendar for what's happening. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Shops
Burnham-On-Sea Shopping Guide
Buy in Burnham!
Support local traders by shopping in town - see our A-Z index of businesses. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham video news
Watch video highlights of events across Burnham with these video clips. Click here