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on 25th August, 2 crews from Poole and an Officer were called to a car into a wall with one person trapped in Pitwines Close Poole.
Upon arrival the crews gave first aid to two casualties on site, one of which was walking wounded and the other was medically trapped in a private car. The crews assisted the ambulance to create space to remove the casualty by removing the door of the vehicle using small tools and by removing a car which was obstructing the site, using the tirfor winch.
The casualties were handed over to the ambulance the Incident site was left with the police.
At 9.25pm 23rd August, the Dorset Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to smoke inside a property in Castletown on Portland. Because it was unclear whether or not all the occupants were outside, the incident was treated as “persons reported” and three fire appliances were mobilised – two from Portland and one from Weymouth. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and found that there had been a fire in the foyer area of the building which had been extinguished prior to the Service’s arrival. An adult female was treated on scene by Ambulance personnel for smoke inhalation and the Police attended as the fire is thought to have been started deliberately.
With the onset of Autumnal temperatures, Dorset FRS would like to remind homeowners to ensure that chimneys are swept prior to lighting a fire - we have already attended a number of chimney fires in the county.
At 0048 the fire and rescue service received a call to a property in Avenue Road, Weymouth where there was smoke in the second floor bedroom of the property. 2 fire engines from Weymouth fire station were sent to put out the fire.
Our fire fighters extinguished the fire using 4 breathing apparatus and 2 hose reel jets. The fire caused 50% damage to a lamp and some clothing. One casualty was taken to hospital by road ambulance.
This incident shows the benefit of a working smoke alarm. The cause of the fire was found to be a cushion that had been placed, dangerously, on top of a lamp in the bedroom. The occupiers were only alerted to the presence of the fire due to a working smoke alarm. Had this not been the case then the fire could have developed further, which may have resulted in more damage and injuries, and perhaps even worse.
Always have a working smoke alarm and never place anything flammable over anything that has the potential to become hot.