Person treated for burns and cat rescued from Torquay fire

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(Last Updated On: June 18, 2021)

A woman has been treated for burns and a cat has been rescued from a major house fire in Torquay this afternoon, Friday 18 June.

Emergency services were called to reports of a fire in the roof of a property on Windsor Road just after 3.30pm.

The road was closed by police.

Fire crews from across the area attended the incident, along with police and ambulance crews, with an air ambulance landing nearby in Plainmoor.

A spokesperson for Devon and Somerset fire and rescue service said:”Police were requested for traffic control and one female was being treated for burns by the fire service and then paramedics as they arrived.”

Newton Abbot Fire Station said on social media: “Whilst fighting the fire, CM Sam Malpass and FF Dan Harrity heard a cat within the property. They managed to catch the cat and bring it out to safety. Other crew members used our pet oxygen masks to provide the cat with oxygen. The cat was reunited safely with its owner.”

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One Comment

  1. This is just one instance when we know how important the fire service is.

    More should be given to them, instead of paying a small fortune to a police commissioner, as I see every year, how little the fire service gets and how much the police commissioner gets.

    Over double is given to the police, which we really need, these days, but the fire service are the ones that save a lot more lives and properties.