Family flees after tot sets curtains ablaze

Family flees after tot sets curtains ablaze

By Tom Sharpe | 28/11/2011 0 comments

Family flees after tot sets curtains ablaze

PARENTS were told to keep matches and fire lighters away from children after a fire was started by a toddler.

Firefighters from Rotherham Fire Station were called to a property on Doncaster Road, Thrybergh, after curtains were seton  fire in a first floor bedroom.

When the crew arrived they found that the occupants of the house had fled after fire alarms warned them of the blaze at around 11am yesterday.

A fire brigade spokesman said: “The fire had gone out by itself by the time firefighters arrived.

“We understand that the fire was caused by a young child who had set the curtains alight while playing with a lighter.

“It is vital that parents keep matches and lighters away from children to avoid this kind of incident.”

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