Smoke alarm saves residents of Northampton house partially destroyed by fire

Investigations under way into cause of blaze on upper floor

Tuesday, 3rd May 2022, 2:21 pm
Updated Tuesday, 3rd May 2022, 2:26 pm

Fire chiefs confirmed all the residents of a Northampton house escaped unhurt as a blaze partially destroyed the upper floor on Tuesday (May 3).

Investigations are already under way into how the fire started at a two-storey semi-detached house in Kingsley Road at 9.46am.

But firefighters believe the occupants were able to get out quickly after being alerted by smoke alarms.

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Investigations are already under way into the cause of a blaze in a house in Kingsley Road on Tuesday morning. Nobody was injured. Photo: @NNweather

Roads in the area were closed for around three hours while up to 20 firefighters from Northampton, Wellingborough and Rushden — some wearing breathing apparatus — tackled the flames.

Crews from The Mounts, Mereway, Wellingborough and Rushden attended the incident.

Station Manager Andy Luxton said: “Thankfully the property had smoke alarms fitted, which meant that the fire was detected early on and quickly allowed the Fire and Rescue Service to be called.

"Firefighters worked really hard to prevent the spread of the fire and we’re now carrying out investigations into how it started.”

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