Heroic mother saves her child after fire rips through their Wembley home

PUBLISHED: 11:08 15 November 2012 | UPDATED: 11:13 15 November 2012

Fire ripped through the house in Norwood Avenue, Wembley

Fire ripped through the house in Norwood Avenue, Wembley


Woman treated for smoke inhalation following blaze in Norwood Avenue

A woman was treated for smoke inhalation last night after saving her child from a fire and going back into her Wembley home to try and tackle the blaze.

The fire, ripped through the property in Norwood Avenue, last night, (Wednesday), at around 9pm and two fire engines from Wembley Fire Station, rushed to the scene to help.

It is believed the woman, took her child out of the property before going back in her self to tackle it.

Part of the ground floor was damaged in the blaze, and the woman was treated for smoke inhalation by the London Ambulance Service. The child is believed to be unharmed.

Pushminder Vagarwal, Station Manager at Wembley fire station, issued a warning to residents attempting to tackle fires themselves.

He said: “People should never try and fight a fire themselves they can be unpredictable and very dangerous, so our advice is always get out, stay out, and call the Brigade.

“Many people every year are seriously injured or even killed because they ignore that advice and go back into a burning building.”

The fire was under control by around 9.30pm, the exact cause is under investigation.

Wembley Fire Station, in Harrow Road, is the only one of Brent’s three fire stations listed as “safe” in cost cutting measures outlined by the Brigade as they try to save £65.

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