'Smoke alarms save lives' - fire service message after Worksop blaze

The occupant of the flat was alerted to the blaze by the smoke alarm
The occupant of the flat was alerted to the blaze by the smoke alarm

Fire crews are stressing the importance of having a working smoke alarm after a blaze in Worksop this morning.

Crews from Worksop and Edwinstowe attended a third floor flat fire on Sandhill Street at around 3.13am.

One person - who had been alerted to the fire by a smoke alarm - was rescued from the property by firefighters using a 13.5 metre ladder.

A hose reel jet and ventilation fan were used to extinguish the fire and clear the smoke.

Posting on Facebook, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "It just goes to show what difference a working smoke alarm can make - they save lives!

"Crews will be out in the area today giving fire safety advice and offering free Safe and Well visits."