Woman hospitalised after coal fire in living room

A PENSIONER was hospitalised after sacks of coal in her living room were ignited by her fireplace this morning.

An 89-year-old woman in Ormiston, East Lothian, was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary after the blaze broke out just after 4am.

Firefighters were called to her two-floor semi-detached house in Cockburn Drive, and the fire was brought under control by 5am.

The woman was alerted to the fire by her smoke alarms going off, the fire service said.

She was given oxygen at the scene before being taken to hospital.

A spokeswoman for Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service said:

“The coal fire ignited bags of coal which were by the fireplace.

“The occupier was alerted by a smoke alarm.”

Short URL: http://www.deadlinenews.co.uk/?p=49551

Posted by on Apr 30 2012. Filed under In Brief. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply


Recently Commented

  • Tony Roma: Yes, I’m living in a cultural vacuum all because I haven’t tried haggis. Too bad nothing else...
  • Jonny: Even 2 years on from this post there is a lot of misinformation about e cigs despite the numerous studies that...
  • i'm Thai who knows English: Thailand has been a panda-crazy country since the birth of the panda cub Lin Bing
  • Denisse Smith: The timeshare industry has been into the lion’s mouth for the last couple of years, and it has...
  • Claire: Hello, It has been a long time since I have come back here to read this. I was very close to where she fell....