Man hailed a hero after saving the life of elderly neighbour in smoke-logged home

Man hailed a hero after saving the life of elderly neighbour

Man hailed a hero after saving the life of elderly neighbour

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A MAN has been hailed a hero after saving the life of an elderly neighbour by climbing into his smoke-logged home.

The man had heard a fire alarm sounding in the home of his disabled neighbour at Corfe Mullen at around 2.30pm on Saturday.

He could smell smoke as he approached the house and tried in vain to get in through the front or back doors.

While on the phone to the fire brigade, he climbed in through a window and found smoke billowing from the oven.

He isolated the oven and found the elderly resident while taking advice from the fire service control room on the phone. He sealed the room and opened the windows to make the atmosphere breathable while they waited for the fire brigade to arrive.

Three fire crews arrived to find the house smoke-logged with the two men in the living room.

Dorset Fire and Rescue said the cause of the fire was an oven which had been on for a long time.

A statement said: “Although we would in no way advocate this course of action, the bravery and selflessness of this person going beyond the call of duty has saved his friend and neighbour’s life.”

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2:16pm Sun 16 Mar 14

hamworthygirl says...

Well done that man a very brave thing to do.
Well done that man a very brave thing to do. hamworthygirl
  • Score: 23

2:21pm Sun 16 Mar 14

ShuttleX says...

hamworthygirl wrote:
Well done that man a very brave thing to do.
Totally agree.
[quote][p][bold]hamworthygirl[/bold] wrote: Well done that man a very brave thing to do.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. ShuttleX
  • Score: 18

3:18pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Huey says...

Well done indeed
Well done indeed Huey
  • Score: 9

3:34pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Merv the Swerv says...

Give him a medal....he's a lot more deserving than most that get honours
Give him a medal....he's a lot more deserving than most that get honours Merv the Swerv
  • Score: 16

5:37pm Sun 16 Mar 14

GAHmusic says...

Now that's a headline worth shouting about, top bloke, well done
Now that's a headline worth shouting about, top bloke, well done GAHmusic
  • Score: 17

9:50pm Sun 16 Mar 14

hooplaa says...

Should have just rung the door bell
Should have just rung the door bell hooplaa
  • Score: -6

10:09pm Sun 16 Mar 14

nickynoodah says...

I wouldn't P*** on nobath if he was on fire
cant stand the little ****
I wouldn't P*** on nobath if he was on fire cant stand the little **** nickynoodah
  • Score: 2

10:24pm Sun 16 Mar 14

RM says...

Well done him!
Well done him! RM
  • Score: 0

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