Cyprus Mail

Children save their mother from fire

A woman who caught fire while trying to remove faulty heaters that had started a fire in their flat was saved on Sunday afternoon by her children.

According to the fire service at 4.33 on Sunday afternoon they received a call about a fire on the second floor of a three story building in a refugee housing estate in Strovolos.

Two fire engines were dispatched to the scene and the fire was brought under control by 4.54pm. The fire had been caused by faulty oil heaters.

According to the fire service in her efforts to remove the heaters from the room to the balcony, the owner of the flat’s clothes caught fire.

When the firemen arrived at the flat, the woman’s four children were there who helped put out the fire that was burning her clothes.

The woman was then taken to Nicosia general hospital by ambulance.

The fire damaged the balcony and the living room where the heaters had been.

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