A FATHER has been praised by firefighters after his quick action when his pipe set a mattress alight.
The fire started at 2.15am on Sunday in Norfolk Grove, Church. Three children and two adults had already escaped the house when a fire crew arrived. It is believed that the man had accidentally dropped the pipe and the mattress ignited.
Nobody was seriously injured during the incident but the man received treatment for smoke inhalation at the scene.
The bedroom was seriously damaged by smoke.