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Neighbour rescues elderly man from Woodford Green flat fire

PUBLISHED: 18:00 11 June 2020 | UPDATED: 18:08 11 June 2020

A man was rescued from a fire in his Liston Way flat today. Picture: Khalid Akram

A man was rescued from a fire in his Liston Way flat today. Picture: Khalid Akram

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An elderly man was rescued from a fire which broke out in his flat today.

London Fire Brigade outside the block of flats in Liston Way. Picture: Khalid AkramLondon Fire Brigade outside the block of flats in Liston Way. Picture: Khalid Akram

Neighbour Steven Garrett leapt into action to rescue the 73-year-old from the fire in Liston Way, Woodford Green.

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Mr Garrett, 63, made the quick decision to pull the pensioner out of the fire – which was reportedly started by a chip pan fryer – while the London Fire Brigade were on their way to the scene at around 2pm.

Mr Garrett’s wife Ann said: “All I can tell you is what he was told by the fire chief – that if he hadn’t pulled him out then the guy would have been dead.”

The Recorder has contacted the London Fire Brigade for comment.


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