Nov 22 2012 by Hannah Bewley, Harrow Observer
A BRAVE mother rescued her child from a fire before going back to battle the blaze.
Firefighters rescued a woman from a house fire on Norwood Avenue in Wembley on Wednesday last week who took her child out of the property, before going back in to attempt to tackle the fire herself.
Part of the ground floor was damaged in the blaze, and the woman was treated for smoke inhalation by the London Ambulance Service. The child is believed to have not been injured.
Pushminder Vagarwal, station manager at Wembley Fire Station, said: “People should never try and fight a fire themselves. Fires can be unpredictable and very dangerous, so our advice is always get out, stay out, and call the Brigade.
“Many people every year are seriously injured or even killed because they ignore that advice and go back into a burning building.”
Two fire engines and 10 firefighters from Wembley arrived at 9pm and had the fire under control within 30 minutes.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.