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Fire fighters rescue Keighley woman from smoke filled kitchen
5:10pm Tuesday 25th February 2014 in News
Fire fighters broke into a Keighley flat this afternoon to rescue a woman who had suffered a blackout while cooking.
A spokesman for Keighley Fire Station said the 67-year-old woman had fallen unconscious due to a medical condition, and suffered a dislocated shoulder when she fell.
He said a pan on the cooker overheated after she collapsed, triggering off the smoke detectors in the ground floor flat in Emily Street.
The Keighley fire engine, along with an appliance from Bingley, responded to the incident at 3pm.
The Keighley station spokesman said: "The woman had come round by the time we got in, but she'd dislocated her shoulder and couldn't get up.
"We gave her oxygen, then passed her to the paramedics who took her to Airedale Hospital. We used a ventilator to clear the smoke from the flat."