A woman was rescued from her burning flat early this morning (Friday) in Ore
Firefighters attended the scene in Old London Road just before 5.50am after a neighbour reported smoke coming from the flat.
Crews from both The Ridge and Bohemia Road Fire Stations put the blaze out in the living room, which was caused by a cigarette.
Shaun Rogers, crew commander at The Ridge, said: “The cigarette fell into a waste basket which caught fire. A table also caught fire as a result.
“There was not a great deal of fire damage but the flat was heavily smoke-logged.
“A neighbour contacted us after hearing the fire alarm in the flat.”
The woman was taken to the Conquest Hospital for a check-up.