Woman jumps from second floor flat during Thirsk fire

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

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

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

The woman went to hospital by road .

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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