Firefighters rescue pensioner

Firefighters broke down the door to get into a smoke-filled house in Carsick Hill Road, Sandygate, to rescue a pensioner who was suffering smoke inhalation.

Neighbours dialled 999 after hearing a smoke alarm at the house last Thursday night.

Paramedics treated the woman at the scene, and she did not need hospital treatment.

Food had caught fire under her grill – filling part of the downstairs with fumes.