South Wales Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to test their smoke alarms following a flat fire in Mountain Ash.
At approximately 1am on Friday 7th July, crews from Aberdare and Abercynon Fire & Rescue Stations attended a well-developed kitchen fire within a flat on The Avenue, Cefnpenner, Mountain Ash. Two residents, one male and one female, were rescued by crews.
The residents suffered from smoke injuries and were conveyed to the local hospital by the Ambulance Service for precautionary checks. Throughout the incident fire crews supported neighbouring residents and gave them directions on safety actions to follow.
Station Manager Steve Richards who was present at the incident, praised the excellent work of the Firefighters who rapidly gained access to the property with Breathing Apparatus, rescued the two occupants and extinguished the fire, which was contained within the single flat.
Group Manager Shaun Moody of SWFRS restated the excellent quick work of the Firefighters and reminded all members of the public to ensure they have working smoke alarms fitted within their homes which are tested weekly.
Further safety information can be sourced from SWFRS Community Safety website pages. www.southwales-fire.gov.uk
Tel: 01443 232000 Fax: 01443 232165
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