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Police officers battle through thick smoke to rescue woman from Swansea house inferno

By Rarken  |  Posted: April 07, 2014

By Paul Turner / paul.turner@swwmedia.co.uk / @readmybook

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Swansea police officers risked their lives to rescue a woman from this burning house in Clase, Swansea

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A 22-YEAR-OLD has been charged with arson after three police officers risked their lives to rescue a woman from a burning house in Swansea.

The officers carried out the heroic act after they were called to a property in Severn Road, Clase.

They found the house ablaze but entered and battled through thick smoke to rescue a woman from a bedroom.

The woman and the three officers were taken to Morriston Hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation.

Morriston-based officers – Sergeant Paul Rees, PC Tony Phipps and PC Joanne Williams – have all been praised for their actions.

Chief Inspector Tony McAlinden of Morriston Police Station said: “The brave actions of the officers undoubtedly saved the life of this woman.

“The officers entered a smoke-filled house and rescued the woman. They even re-entered the terraced house in an effort to prevent the fire from spreading to adjoining properties before being supported by the fire service who extinguished the fire.

“This was an outstanding act of bravery by the three officers who will be commended for their actions and decision-making at the scene.”

The 22-year-old woman charged with arson in connection with the incident appeared before Swansea Magistrates today. She will appear at Swansea Crown Court on April 14.

Swansea News Morriston

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  • Jack_Peters  |  April 09 2014, 9:43AM

    Comes to something, when we have to get the true story from the "Comments" area... . Let the scumbags burn next time!

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  • clarysage50  |  April 08 2014, 7:07PM

    WHAT????????!!!!! I'd have left her in the house if that was the case!!!! The police officers could have lost their lives as a result of this situation......also, why make a mystery of the story if the rescued woman was the arsonist??? People show know the truth!!

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  • eighties_jack  |  April 08 2014, 5:16PM

    The woman who was rescued was the arsonist! She done it whilst her partner was also inside the house. They are a nuidance couple who have caused problems for the last couple of years constantly fighting and arguing with each other. They were only evicted from a property round the corner from this house last year for the same problems. Lock her up for a long time before she kills someone or herself

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  • clarysage50  |  April 08 2014, 12:45PM

    Well done to these officers who risked their lives.......it sounds like the woman was extremely lucky to get out alive. Thank god the police have traced and charged the arsonist ...... good work all around.

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  • BreadJules  |  April 07 2014, 9:30PM

    Unbelievable in many aspects! Well done to the officers.

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