Jersey bedroom fire across the hall from sleeping child

Fire in a bedroom in St Clement
Image caption Fire crews said without the smoke alarm it may have been far more serious

A toddler was rescued by her father after a smoke alarm alerted him to a fire near to where she was sleeping.

The fire was in an empty room across the hall from the bedroom where the one-year-old was in her cot.

Two Jersey fire crews and a paramedic unit were called to the house on St Clement's coast road on Monday evening.

Neighbours having a barbecue next door had put out the fire using a garden hose and a bucket of water, said firefighters.

Crew commander Daniel Laurens said: "Yet again the value of a working smoke alarm has been proven.

"Without it we would have been faced with a far more serious situation."

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