Person rescued from balcony during flat fire


Fire service called to Jubilee Court flat blaze on Tuesday evening

A person had to be rescued from a balcony by fire fighters attending a blaze at a Banbury flat last night.   The fire broke out in a first floor residence in Jubilee Court.

Two fire engines from Banbury and one from Hook Norton were sent following the call to emergency services at 9.16pm, on Tuesday evening.

Fire crews arrived and found smoke coming from a first floor flat and a person needing to be rescued from their balcony.   A 6-meter ladder was used to rescue the individual.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and tackled the fire using high pressure hose lines.   The fire was extinguished quickly, preventing it spreading through the flat.

Incident Commander Simon Piper said: “It’s so important to remember, in the event of a fire in your home, to ‘Get out, Stay Out, call 999 & ask for the Fire Service’. Never re-enter the property.

“Check your smoke alarms weekly to ensure they are working.”

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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