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Narrow escape from Newbury microwave blaze

Elderly woman evacuates premises

Jane Meredith

Jane Meredith


01635 886637

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An elderly woman had a narrow escape in a microwave fire at a Newbury property yesterday (Wed) evening.

Two pumps were called at 9.30pm from Newbury Fire Station, following a report of someone trapped in a house fire.

On arrival, firefighters found the fire in a microwave extinguished and an elderly woman had evacuated the building.

The woman, who was checked over by paramedics also at the scene, was unhurt.

No damage to the property was caused.

Firefighters left after 20 minutes.

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