Woman taken to hospital after electric blanket sparks fire

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An elderly woman was taken to hospital after a faulty electric blanket set a mattress alight.

The woman, in her 80s, went to Mirfield Fire Station after her home fire alarm went off.

Firefighters attended her home on Huddersfield Road at 12.30pm today (Wednesday) and found the electric blanket smouldering and the mattress had set alight.
Firefighter Richard Gordon said: “The lady lived near to the station so came in as her alarms were going off and she didn’t know whey.


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