Woman and grandchildren flee fire

By Tom Sharpe | 08/04/2010 0 comments

Woman and grandchildren flee fire

A GRANDMOTHER who discarded a cigarette in a waste basket was forced to rush her two grandchildren out of her home after it triggered a fire.

Firefighters from Rotherham Fire Station fought the fire on Moorgate Lane, Moorgate, after fire destroyed the bin and spread to a bedroom carpet in the property shortly after 10.30pm on Tuesday.

The woman and the  children got out of the property unhurt.

A fire service spokesman said that firefighters spent around half an hour tackling the blaze, adding: “The owner of the property had discarded a cigarette into the waste paper bin and that had triggered a quite sizeable fire.

“There was considerable damage to the carpet and the house was smoke-logged but, fortunately, nobody was injured in the incident.”

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