Six rescued from Crawly flat blaze started by lino laying

Six rescued from Crawly flat blaze started by lino laying

Six rescued from Crawly flat blaze started by lino laying

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Six people had to be rescued from a block of flats after a fire started by workmen laying down lino.

The blaze is believed to have started in a block of flats in Springfield Road in Crawley at just after 10.45am this morning when glue used to lay down lino near a electricity box caused a flashover explosion in a ground floor corridor area.

Two residents managed to escape the building through a ground floor window with the help of passers-by before firefighters arrived on scene.

Crews then rescued three people from a back exit and one disabled woman through a ground floor window before restricting the blaze to the corridor area in an operation lasting an hour.

The six people rescued were treated for smoke inhalation by paramedics at the scene but no one required hospital treatment.

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3:14pm Mon 3 Mar 14

worthingite says...

Crawly flat blaze ???
Crawly flat blaze ??? worthingite
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3:32pm Mon 3 Mar 14

JoeBlow says...

That's Creepy.
That's Creepy. JoeBlow
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5:27pm Mon 3 Mar 14

enigmatix says...

Is "Crawly" anywhere near "Crawley".
I cannot find it on my maps.
Is "Crawly" anywhere near "Crawley". I cannot find it on my maps. enigmatix
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7:53am Tue 4 Mar 14

Tailgaters Anonymous says...

There may be no 'i' in team but there should certainly be an 'e' in Crawley!
There may be no 'i' in team but there should certainly be an 'e' in Crawley! Tailgaters Anonymous
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