Firefighters rescued a woman from a house fire on Norwood Avenue in Wembley last night. It is believed that the woman took her child out of the property, before going back in to attempt to tackle the fire herself. Part of the ground floor was damaged in the blaze, and the woman was treated for smoke inhalation by the London Ambulance Service. The child is believed to be unharmed.
Pushminder Vagarwal, Station Manager at Wembley fire station, said:
“People should never try and fight a fire themselves. Fires can be unpredictable and very dangerous, so our advice is always get out, stay out, and call the Brigade. Many people every year are seriously injured or even killed because they ignore that advice and go back into a burning building.”
Two fire engines from Wembley fire station were at the scene with around 10 firefighters. The Brigade was called at 2101 and the fire was under control at 2137.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.