Woman taken to hospital after flat fire in Sheffield

A Sheffield woman was taken to hospital after a fire broke out in her flat as she slept.

Thursday, 6th December 2018, 07:30 am
Updated Thursday, 6th December 2018, 07:35 am
A flat fire broke out in Lowedges Road, Lowedges, this morning

The woman, thought to be in her 50s, was alerted to the blaze in her home by a smoke alarm at around 5am and managed to escape.

TRIAL: '˜I knew that was coming' '“ what alleged Sheffield murderer told police when arrested, court told Firefighters called out to the blaze on Lowedges Road, Lowedges, found flames contained to the rear of the property, close to a porch.

A flat fire broke out in Lowedges Road, Lowedges, this morning

But the rest of the property was smoke-logged and the woman in the flat was taken to hospital for a check up after inhaling fumes.

An investigation into the cause of the fire in the ground floor flat is now under way.

Three fire engines were deployed to the incident.

No other properties were affected.

More to follow.