Quedgeley fire: woman rescued from fire as house is ‘significantly damaged’

A woman was rescued from her blazing home in the early hours of Thursday morning (December 30), the Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service has said.

The fire broke out in Quedgeley near Gloucester around 2.30am and the rescued woman is recovering in hospital.

The cause of the fire, which was fully extinguished at 04.30, is currently under investigation.

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The first floor of the house has been completely damaged by the fire, and the ground floor is partially smoke damaged.

The rescue of the woman was put down for the quick arrival and quick thinking of the firefighters.

Richard Kerry, duty officer of the Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “We were called to a house fire in Quedgeley in the early hours of this morning (December 30).

“Three crew members from Gloucester participated to put out the fire and carry out a rescue from the building.

“The person is now recovering in the hospital and we hope they recover fully.



The fire tears through the Quedgeley home
The fire tears through the Quedgeley home

“The building has been significantly damaged by fire and smoke and we are investigating the cause. I would like to commend the crews present for their prompt efforts to stop the spread of fire to neighboring properties while carrying out a rescue.”

Three pumps from Gloucester used two hose reels and a jet to put out the fire, and six respirators were used.

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