Time of Incident: 03/04/2020 - 07:20
Location: Graylag Close, Beechwood, Runcorn
Attendance: Three fire engines attended, from Runcorn, Widnes and Frodsham
At around 7.20am firefighters were called to reports of a smoke alarm sounding at an occupied semi-detached house in Graylag Close, Beechwood, Runcorn.
Crews from Runcorn, Widnes and Frodsham attended and discovered that fire inside the address had activated the alarm.
A team of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus got a woman out of the house after forcing entry to the property.
They administered first aid to the casualty before handing her over to the care of paramedics.
She was subsequently taken to hospital in an ambulance.
An air ambulance attended but ended up not being required.
Whilst one team of firefighters were dealing with the casualty, a cordon was set up and the gas and electricity supplies to the house were isolated as four other firefighters wearing breathing apparatus fought fire with two hose reel jets.
Once the fire was under control a large fan was used to clear smoke from the address.
Firefighters left the scene once they were satisfied that fire was fully out and the address and neighbouring properties were safe.
They had checked that fire had not spread to neighbouring properties.
Firefighters were in attendance for nearly three hours.
An investigation into the cause of the fire has begun.