Fire crews used oxygen therapy to treat a woman who was caught in a fire in an airing cupboard in Buckshorn Lane, Eye, recently.
The unnamed female was given the oxygen to help her overcome the effects of light smoke inhalation which occurred during the blaze, the East Anglian Daily Times reported.
She was treated for the condition while fire services waited for further assistance from an ambulance, which was yet to arrive on the scene.
The fire was brought under control by the fire team, equipped with two sets of breathing apparatus, who managed to extinguish the flame using a hose reel.
It took the crew little more than 90 minutes from receiving the emergency call to tackle and overcome the blaze.
A thermal imaging camera was employed by the team to make sure the fire was contained and had not travelled to other parts of the home.
Breathing pure oxygen can aid many ailments, including fatigue, stress and sleep apnoea.
Posted by Stewart Elliott
07/08/2012 14:15:20Subscribe to the News RSS feed