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Smoke alarms save lives of family after major fire rips through their bungalow in Woodthorpe

Fire crews from Arnold, Carlton, Stockhill, London Road, Mansfield and Edwinstowe attended this incident.

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Firefighters say working smoke alarms saved the lives of a family after a fire ripped through their home in Woodthorpe.

Around 3.35am this morning (26) Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a house fire in the area.

Fire crews from Arnold, Carlton, Stockhill, London Road, Mansfield and Edwinstowe attended this incident.

Smoke alarms had sounded meaning that the family of four had a chance to escape without injury.

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A fire is believed to have started in the kitchen of the bungalow and spread, leaving the inside of the house unrecognisable.

Area Manager Bryn Coleman said: “The scale and intensity of this fire has destroyed a family home.

“Thanks to working smoke alarms, all the family managed to escape the fire. We could have been looking at a much worse outcome if smoke alarms weren’t there.

“I want to remind everyone of the importance of testing their smoke alarm and having one on every level of their home.

“If you or someone you know isn’t able to consider the fire risk in your home, please arrange a free Safe and Well visit with us through our website”.

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A fire investigation into the cause is still ongoing.

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