Woman jumps from second floor flat during Thirsk fire

30 September 2012

On 29th September 2012 at  0109 hours the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue received a call from a man saying that he was trapped in flat fire on Hambleton Avenue in Thirsk.

During the call a woman jumped from a window in the flat, damaging her ankle and back.

Fire Engines were sent from Thirsk, Northallerton and Ripon. Upon arrival rescued the man from the second floor flat using a short extension ladder.

The woman went to hospital by road ambulance.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by a Fire Investigation Officer.

Fire Crews used 2 Breathing Apparatus 1 Hose Reel, Short Extension Ladder and Positive Pressure Ventilation Fan.

Smoke detectors were fitted and did actuate.

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