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Man rescued from burning Worthing flat

A man in his 60s had to be resuscitated after being rescued from his Worthing flat when it caught alight.

An off duty policeman spotted the blaze in Clarence Court on Brighton Road at 5.15pm on Saturday (November 17).

Fire crews found the man unconscious on the lounge floor and rescucitated him on the landing after rescuing him from the burning flat.

He was overcome by smoke from the kitchen fire, started by food left on the cooker.

It is believed he had fallen asleep after putting the food on.

The battery had been removed from the flat's fire alarm.

Roy Barraclough, deputy district commander for Worthing and Adur, said: “This is another serious fire where a smoke alarm has been fitted in the property but the battery has been removed and the consequences could have been even worse than they are.

“Please test your alarms to check they are in working condition as smoke alarms save lives.”

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5:42pm Sun 18 Nov 12

GIVE UP says...

It should be an offence to disable a fire alarm, landlords have to have a safety certificate and then comes along a tenant who thinks he's clever and disabled the alarm hope he has a lot of grieve from his insurance company
It should be an offence to disable a fire alarm, landlords have to have a safety certificate and then comes along a tenant who thinks he's clever and disabled the alarm hope he has a lot of grieve from his insurance company GIVE UP
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6:05pm Sun 18 Nov 12

mimseycal says...

Yet another person falling asleep while food is cooking.

Agree with you about the fire alarm Give Up.
Yet another person falling asleep while food is cooking. Agree with you about the fire alarm Give Up. mimseycal
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6:45pm Sun 18 Nov 12

John Steed says...

Ive banged the drum on this for years, the fact is that people are happy to take chances with their lives and the lives of others. strict legislation is now required
Ive banged the drum on this for years, the fact is that people are happy to take chances with their lives and the lives of others. strict legislation is now required John Steed
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