Hero neighbour drags girls from burning Hove flat

First published in News by , Senior Reporter

A hero neighbour dragged two teenage girls to safety from their burning Hove home last night.

Firefighters were called to a basement flat in Brunswick Place, Hove, at around 2:30 this morning.

The blaze had broken out when one of the two girls who lived in the flat fell asleep while cooking.

A neighbour heard the alarm blaring and broke into the flat where he found both girls in bed.

After a number of attempts to rouse them, he dragged them both through the thick smoke out the front door to safety.

When firefighters arrived the flames had been doused by an automatic sprinkler system - but the flat was severely smoke-damaged.

All three were given oxygen and taken to hospital to be treated for the effects of smoke inhalation.
 

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8:24am Fri 9 Nov 12

mimseycal says...

Another girl falling asleep while cooking though it isn't Sunday lunch this time - just a 2am snack I suppose.
Another girl falling asleep while cooking though it isn't Sunday lunch this time - just a 2am snack I suppose. mimseycal
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8:57am Fri 9 Nov 12

cwo1993 says...

Hang on, so fell asleep while cooking, but the neighbour found them both in bed? Who would go to bed when the oven is on?!
Hang on, so fell asleep while cooking, but the neighbour found them both in bed? Who would go to bed when the oven is on?! cwo1993
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9:20am Fri 9 Nov 12

Charlie Oscar says...

who cares why they were asleep, well done to the hero neighbour.

Lives saved, lima zero one, ten one
kd to standby
who cares why they were asleep, well done to the hero neighbour. Lives saved, lima zero one, ten one kd to standby Charlie Oscar
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9:25am Fri 9 Nov 12

LB says...

At what age do girls become women as far as Argus journalists are concerned?
At what age do girls become women as far as Argus journalists are concerned? LB
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9:46am Fri 9 Nov 12

worthingite says...

Blaze and Flames ???

Smoke is more like it !
Blaze and Flames ??? Smoke is more like it ! worthingite
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9:51am Fri 9 Nov 12

Poccypoc says...

I'm pleased the girls and the hero are OK, but yes, what WERE they doing cooking while in bed?

Re girls or women, in Sweden, where my sister lived, women of all ages are called girls. This caused confusion once when she rang my work and told me she "spoke to a girl." It turned out the "girl" was my 62-year-old boss!

On another occasion, I was telling my sister about a colleague I called a "50-year-old woman." My sister said: "She's not a woman; she's a girl."
I'm pleased the girls and the hero are OK, but yes, what WERE they doing cooking while in bed? Re girls or women, in Sweden, where my sister lived, women of all ages are called girls. This caused confusion once when she rang my work and told me she "spoke to a girl." It turned out the "girl" was my 62-year-old boss! On another occasion, I was telling my sister about a colleague I called a "50-year-old woman." My sister said: "She's not a woman; she's a girl." Poccypoc
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2:48pm Fri 9 Nov 12

getThisCoalitionOut says...

Did alcohol play a part? Or drugs? Lucky for them that someone was paying attention - should have just rung 999 though as he endangered himself by going in there, firefighters have breathing equipment.
Did alcohol play a part? Or drugs? Lucky for them that someone was paying attention - should have just rung 999 though as he endangered himself by going in there, firefighters have breathing equipment. getThisCoalitionOut
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