Penzance fire couple alerted by smoke alarm

A smoke alarm alerted two elderly people after fire started in their bungalow in Cornwall.

The husband and wife were woken by the alarm at their property in the Heamoor area of Penzance at about 0745 GMT.

The fire, which had started in the bedroom, was put out by crews from Penzance and St Just and the couple escaped unharmed.

Incident commander Steve Benney said: "It could have been a lot worse for the couple if not for the alarm."

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