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Firefighters rescued a man from his flat after he fell asleep with the cooking on. Fire crews wearing breathing apparatus forced entry into the fifth floor flat on Partridge Way in Hornsey and led the man to safety. He was suffering from smoke inhalation and was treated by London Ambulance Service crews.
Hornsey Fire Station Temporary Sub Officer Nikoljas Zakis said:
“Had we not received the 999 call from a neighbour when we did this incident could have been a lot worse. The resident was hard of hearing and wasn’t alerted by his conventional smoke alarms that were sounding. We will look to arrange a visit in the near future where we can install specialist hard of hearing alarms at the property. If you know anyone who is hard of hearing and would benefit from a visit from firefighters please book one at https://www.london-fire.gov.uk/safety/the-home/home-fire-safety-visits/.”
There was a strong smell of burning and slight smoke in the flat. Residents in neighbouring flats remained safely in their properties.
The Brigade was called at 1202 and the incident was over for crews at 1301. Firefighters from Hornsey, Southgate and Tottenham fire stations were at the scene.