Men Rescued From Roof In Boscombe

Two men have been rescued from the roof of a block of flats in Boscombe after a fire there.

At approximately 6am on Tuesday 13th December, Dorset Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to a property fire in Florence Road.
Crews from Westbourne, Springbourne and Christchurch attended this incident and quickly requested support. A further crew from Christchurch attended and at the height of this incident we had approximately 20 firefighters on the scene. Crews used eight sets of breathing apparatus and three hose reel jets to extinguish this fire, in a ground floor flat.
Smoke alarms in this block of flats activated, alerting the residents to the fire and doors within the block were closed which meant the damage (by fire and smoke) was contained. No one was injured, however two males were led to safety by firefighters.
Fire Investigation Officer, Station Manager Andy Fox said: 
"We believe the cause of this fire to be electrical. Luckily no one was injured but at this time of year, with all the extra electrical decorations and appliances in the home, it is a timely to remind the public about electrical safety. All appliances should be switched off when you leave the house or when you go to sleep, don't overload electrical sockets, ensuring you only have one plug per socket and always use an RCD (residual current device) on outdoor electrical equipment."

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