Firefighters' treat for little Mia after flat fire scare

Firefighters' treat for little Mia after flat fire scare

A MOTHER has praised firefighters after they reassured her little girl in the aftermath of a serious incident in Liversedge.

A blaze broke out in a top floor flat on Upper Barker Street on Thursday, September 5, shortly after 11pm. 

Firefighters from Cleckheaton and Dewsbury attended the fire, which engulfed the living room.

No injuries were reported as a result of the blaze, the cause of which is still unknown. 

Charlotte Sutton, who lives on the same street, said her six-year-old daughter Mia Ball was worried after seeing the damage the next morning. 

But crews who were still on the scene when Mia returned home from school quickly put her mind at ease. 

Said Charlotte: “When we got back from school, the firefighters were posting leaflets about fire safety and offering free advice, so I collared them and asked if they did anything for younger children. 

“They offered to take her to see the fire engine and said she could ask any questions she had.” 

As well as sitting in the fire engine, Mia tried on protective equipment and was shown how to use a water hose. 

Firefighters also taught the six-year-old to call 999 in an emergency. 

Charlotte added: “They were amazing, I couldn’t have asked for any more. I was just expecting them to say they didn’t do anything for kids but they went above and beyond.

“Mia’s back to her normal self now and confident that if there is an issue, she knows what to do.”

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