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Praise for Grimsby crews after man rescued from Willingham Street house fire

25 February 2018

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service were called to a property in Willingham Street in Grimsby at 21.21hrs on Monday 19 February. Three engines from Peaks Lane Fire Station attended the fire which had taken hold on the ground floor of the terraced house.

Praise for Grimsby crews after man rescued from Willingham Street house fire

Six firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the fire and one adult male casualty was rescued from the house unconscious and not breathing.

[Photo credit: Grimsby Telegraph]

Crews administered oxygen and performed CPR before passing the casualty into the care of the paramedics who arrived at the scene. 

Neighbours have praised the crews for their timely and professional actions. One was reported in the Grimsby Telegraph as saying:

“I saw them bring him out to the front path and they were working on him for ages. He was lifeless but they brought him round. They deserve total respect.”

Follow up reassurance was given by crews to other properties in the vicinity and Public Safety teams have been proactive in the community working with partner agencies. 

A full fire investigation was carried out which concluded that the most likely cause of the fire was an electric heater positioned too close to a settee. Smoke alarms were fitted in the home and activated.

Chief Fire Officer Chris Blacksell took to Twitter to praise all those involved in the incident and highlighted how many different areas of the Service were involved.

Read the full story on the Grimsby Telegraph website.