TEN FIRES IN PENARTH HOMES BETWEEN APRIL & SEPTEMBER

Police officers at the scene of the fire in Hastings Close, Penarth - scene of the only fire-death in Penarth between April and September last year .

Police officers at the scene of the fire in Hastings Close, Penarth –  the only fire-death in Penarth between April and September last year .

The latest figures issued by South Wales Fire and Rescue show there was a total of 1o fires in dwellings in Penarth in the period from April to September 2015.

Of those, there was one “fire death”. This occurred at a detached house at 2 Hastings Close, Penarth, in August 2015 in which the victim was an 81-year-old pensioner, Mrs Pauline Hill who died from smoke inhalation. Firefighters had to wear breathing apparatus to enter the property. A verdict of accidental death was recorded at her inquest in November.

Two of the dwelling fires in Penarth occurred in homes which had no smoke detector.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Incidents in Penarth 2015/16

South Wales Fire and Rescue incidents in Penarth 2015/16

The South Wales Fire and Rescue Service also attended 19road traffic collisions” in Penarth during the six months under review.

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2 Responses to TEN FIRES IN PENARTH HOMES BETWEEN APRIL & SEPTEMBER

  1. AK says:

    No excuse in this day and age not to have smoke alarms fitted. Especially when rooms and bedrooms are stuffed full of electrical gadgets, and where older properties rarely have enough power sockets.

    When was the last time you tested your smoke alarms (except the one near the kitchen which goes off regularly!)

    I changed the batteries in all four of ours last week when one of them started to beep.

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