The fire service were called to reports of a house fire in Melville Street, Torquay in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday 10th July.
Fire crews from Paignton and Torquay attended the incident at the terraced property involving a chip pan.
The kitchen was severely damaged by the fire,with the rest of the house being damaged by heat and smoke.
An ambulance also attended the scene, with a woman being treated for smoke inhalation.
The electrics to the property were isolated by western power.
A local resident, Charlie, told us: “I was woken up at 2:30am to shouts of “fire!”, it made me leap out of bed and run outside, I could see flames pouring out of my neighbours window. I saw them leaving the house so I ran and grabbed a child to bring her away from the flames then banged on doors to alert the other neighbours, not what I was expecting when I went to bed! Thankfully nobody was hurt and the family got picked up by some friends, they said it was a chip pan fire. Seeing the damage today has definitely made me more aware of how dangerous fires can be,”
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