Pair fled from building after hearing smoke alarm

A COUPLE are lucky to be alive today after fire engulfed their mobile home.

The pair were alerted to a blaze after a smoke alarm went off close to midnight last night and fled the building as flames took hold.

Fire crews rushed to the scene in Knightcrest Park, in the New Forest village of Everton and used hose reels and breathing apparatus.

Investigators believe the fire started in a dishwasher in the kitchen of the single-storey mobile home.

A Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “The smoke alarm, which had been fitted by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, gave the occupiers a very early warning about the fire and gave them time to escape their home before it escalated.

"As the owners of this property discovered, properly fitted alarms are lifesaving devices and people should fit at least one on each level of their home.”

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1:28pm Sat 16 Feb 13

Dave of Dibden says...

Where do I get a single story MOBILE PHONE
Where do I get a single story MOBILE PHONE Dave of Dibden
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3:45pm Sat 16 Feb 13

linstrand says...

How awful to get words wrong on a serious story like that! Can't anyone do their job properly these days?
Really glad the couple are safe.
How awful to get words wrong on a serious story like that! Can't anyone do their job properly these days? Really glad the couple are safe. linstrand
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8:18pm Sat 16 Feb 13

solomum says...

DE, you really need to employ a proof reader. School children could do a better job of writing these articles.
DE, you really need to employ a proof reader. School children could do a better job of writing these articles. solomum
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11:12pm Sat 16 Feb 13

Block41row0sfc says...

Think someone had a drink before writing this up. Single storey mobile phone. Can someone also let me know if a mobile home is a building.

Glad to hear the couple are okay.
Think someone had a drink before writing this up. Single storey mobile phone. Can someone also let me know if a mobile home is a building. Glad to hear the couple are okay. Block41row0sfc
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