Smoke alarm alert occupant of a fire in Blaenau FfestiniogPosted
Firefighters from Blaenau Ffestiniog attended a fire in a property in Llain y Maen, Blaenau Ffestiniog at 7.00pm on Tuesday 22nd March. The cause has been established as a cooker accidently switched on igniting items. This resulted in slight smoke damage to the property and a man was taken to hospital by ambulance. Stuart Millington, Senior Fire Safety Manager, said, "A smoke alarm activated and alerted the occupant of the fire. This incident again proves how vital it is for everyone to have smoke alarms installed in their homes, as they will give an early warning of a fire. They must be maintained regularly by testing the battery once a week and changing it as per manufactures instruction. "If you do discover a fire you should not try and tackle it yourself. Get out of the property immediately, close all doors behind you, call for the fire and rescue service and stay out. You should never, under any circumstances re-enter the property. For further information on fire safety visit www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk"