96-year-old ‘saved from house fire’ by portable misting system
A 96-year-old woman’s life was saved after a portable misting system put out a fire which started while she was sleeping.
At 6pm on Saturday October 15, firefighters attended the Cotmanhay home of a 96-year-old female who had fallen asleep whilst smoking, causing the blanket covering her to catch fire.
The smouldering fire activated a portable misting system which quickly extinguished the fire and prevented any serious injury, or worse - a possible fire death.
In October 2014, in liaison with East Midlands Housing, a portable misting system (PMS) was fitted into her home after concerns were... read more
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