Wheelchair bound British pensioner rescued from a house fire in the Vega Baja

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78 year old British woman, who is confined to a wheelchair, was rescued from a fire at her home in Formentura del Segura, in the Vega Baja, on Monday evening.

Emergency services called out to the scene noticed smoke pouring out from beneath the door to the property, and decided to smash it down to gain entry and rescue the woman.

EFE reports that the pensioner and a 32 year old neighbour who ran inside to help her were both treated for the effects of smoke inhalation.

Police sources quoted by the news agency said the fire began in the kitchen after the woman’s husband left the house, forgetting that he had left a pan of food still cooking on the stove.