Woman escapes Havant propertyÂ fire
A HAVANT woman escaped a blaze in her apartmentÂ last night '“ with her saved by a smoke alarm.
The fire broke out in the kitchen of aÂ West Street apartment around 8pm after a wooden chopping board caught alight on a pan.
The woman needed treatment for smoke inhalation after fire crews from Havant attended the scene '“ puttingÂ out the fire by 9pm. A ventilation fan was used to clear the smoke.Â An ambulance was called to attend.
The resident was alerted to the fire after smoke alarms sounded while a quick-thinking neighbour turnedÂ off the gas.Â
Crew manager Ben Holt said: '˜Things could have quickly got out of hand if she didn't have working smoke alarms. We would remind people to check their alarms are working.'