Cleaner saves elderly woman after oxygen cylinder catches fire (From Harwich and Manningtree Standard)
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Cleaner saves elderly woman after oxygen cylinder catches fire
9:00am Saturday 17th May 2014 in News
AN ELDERLY woman escaped serious injury when a quick-thinking cleaner spotted her oxygen cylinder was on fire.
The cleaner managed to switch off the cylinder tap at the sheltered accommodation in Maple Close, Dovercourt, before any severe damage was caused.
It had been set alight by a cigarette.
The woman, in her 70s, lives at Crooked Elms, which is run by Tendring Council.
She was taken to hospital suffering from shock but escaped any further injuries following the incident.
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