EXCLUSIVE: King's Lynn Man Saves Elderly Man From Fire.
1:07pm 2nd January 2015
(Updated 1:07pm 2nd January 2015)
A King's Lynn teenager has described the moment he ran into a smoke filled flat to rescue an elderly man.
The fire broke out on Littleport Street on New Year's Eve, where 19 year old James Kerry was visiting his friend Owen who lives above.
They've told KLFM News what happened:
“We knocked on the door as there was no answer. But a few minutes later, the person inside unlocked the door. So we opened it and the smoke just came pouring out. We asked him if he was ok, and he said he was although he did have a cut on his nose.
The smoke was like fog, you walked in and you couldn’t see your hand in front of your face. I pulled my top over my mouth and went in and told the man to get outside.
My first instinct was to get in there. I know I should have called the fire brigade but I thought, by the time they get here, it could be out of hand. He could be already… Well he’d already inhaled load of smoke as it was.
He wasn’t quite with it. You could tell he’d had a knock or something. All he kept doing was apologising, he didn’t really know what was going on.”
James then found oven gloves and food on fire in the kitchen and with the help of neighbours, he put them out. The Fire Service then arrived and checked over the scene before pumping the smoke out.
The East of England Ambulance Service have told us that they did treat one person for smoke inhalation but that they didn't have to go to hospital for treatment.
Norfolk Fire and Rescue say the smoke alarm in the flat had been smashed.