Fire leaves flat on Coronation Avenue in Moordown badly damaged

Bournemouth Echo: Picture by Jon Beal. Picture by Jon Beal.

THREE people escaped from a blaze that left their flat uninhabitable in the early hours of Friday morning.

Firefighters from Redhill Park, Springbourne and Westbourne were called to a flat above a shop on the corner of Wimborne Road and Coronation Avenue, Moordown, at 3.24am.

They were called after smoke was seen coming from the flat.

When they arrived those living inside, believed to be a man, his partner and her son, had escaped to safety.

The fire, which a fire service spokesman said was believed to have been started by a faulty fridge, destroyed the kitchen and left the rest of the flat severely smoke-damaged.

Brett Ainley, who runs the PC shop underneath the flat, said: “They’re all fine and we just have some water damage.

“The landlord had mains smoke alarms put in – luckily they are loud and alerted them to the fire.

“There were flames pouring out of the window and the fire brigade put a ladder up and broke in to put the fire out.

“I’m glad the shop is alright and they’re okay – at least nobody was hurt and they got out safely.”

Landlord Gordon Richards, who owns the building which houses the flat and shop, added: “There were no injuries or anything, which is the main thing.”

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7:04am Sat 24 Nov 12

Drew_Peacock says...

Hope the white cat that can often be seen (in the summer), on the flat roof of the shop front whilst waiting at the lights at the Ensbury Park rd junction is OK as well.
Hope the white cat that can often be seen (in the summer), on the flat roof of the shop front whilst waiting at the lights at the Ensbury Park rd junction is OK as well. Drew_Peacock
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5:19pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Yankee1 says...

Drew_Peacock wrote:
Hope the white cat that can often be seen (in the summer), on the flat roof of the shop front whilst waiting at the lights at the Ensbury Park rd junction is OK as well.
Do you mean dear little Sooty?
[quote][p][bold]Drew_Peacock[/bold] wrote: Hope the white cat that can often be seen (in the summer), on the flat roof of the shop front whilst waiting at the lights at the Ensbury Park rd junction is OK as well.[/p][/quote]Do you mean dear little Sooty? Yankee1
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12:05am Sun 25 Nov 12

brojoe1990 says...

Drew_Peacock wrote:
Hope the white cat that can often be seen (in the summer), on the flat roof of the shop front whilst waiting at the lights at the Ensbury Park rd junction is OK as well.
The cat is the 1st thing we saved,thanks for asking :)
[quote][p][bold]Drew_Peacock[/bold] wrote: Hope the white cat that can often be seen (in the summer), on the flat roof of the shop front whilst waiting at the lights at the Ensbury Park rd junction is OK as well.[/p][/quote]The cat is the 1st thing we saved,thanks for asking :) brojoe1990
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