Elderly woman receives treatment for smoke inhalation after Southsea flat fire
AN ELDERLY woman has had to be treated for smoke inhalation after a kitchen fire in Southsea.
Fire crews from Southsea and Cosham attended the fire at the ground floor flat in Outram Road after being called at 10.10am today (October 7).
The blaze was caused by a tea towel next to the cooker which had caught fire
Breathing apparatus had to be worn by the firefighters and a hose reel jet was used to extinguish the fire. An elderly lady was taken to hospital due to smoke inhalation.
A firefighter who attended the incident warned: ‘People should be careful when cooking and should keep the cooking area clear of all items such as tea towels.’
Fire crews from Fareham and Portchester were also sent to the incident but were not needed. Firefighters were ‘stood down’ at 11am.