Local heroes save woman from house fire

Two local heroes have this afternoon (2 Aug 2011) saved a woman from her burning house on Mount Street in Harrogate.



Graham Chapman and Steve Byrne who work at the Oatlands Garage on Mount Street noticed the smoke coming from the building.

They kicked the front door down and were beaten back by the heat and smoke of the fire, but they could hear inside a woman coughing. They returned with a ladder which they placed against the bedroom window and managed to lead the woman in her mid 40’s to safety.

The Harrogate Fire Service arrived with two units and entered the building with 4 fire-fighters with breathing apparatus using 2 hoses to ensure the building was empty and completely extinguished.

The house was extensively fire damaged and the main bedroom only escaping the same level of damage as the door had been closed.

Station Manager Simon Render said “A big well-done  to the guys for getting the lady out so quickly – the fire could of easily spread to the adjoining buildings and the outcome of been very different”



Heroes Graham Chapman and Steve ByrneHeroes Graham Chapman and Steve Byrne

 

 

 

 

 


9 thoughts on “Local heroes save woman from house fire

  1. Well done to my brother Graham and his mate Steve,glad you got her out in time. i think you both need a bravery award for what you did yesterday.

  2. Well done to my son Graham and his mate steve it could have been a disaster if not for you two knights. well done daddy love Spencer Layla and Heidi x x x

  3. WELL DONE TO MY SON GRAHAM AND HIS MATE STEVE WITHOUT YOU TO NIGHTS IT COULD HAVE BEEN DISASTER. DADDY WE ARE ARE HERO WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH SPENCER LAYLA AND HEIDI X X

  4. Well done to you both from me too. It’s good to know your in this community and willing to help others. I feel proud to know you.

  5. These guys were awesome, the papers don’t say that one of these guys climbed the side of the house while it was burning to pull her out and stood on the lintel while the other got the ladder. There were flames behind her as he pulled her out and coming out the window as they reached the floor, another 30 secs and she woul have been at least burnt. Think these guys should be nominated for Olympic torch!

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