Beds FRS: Firefighters save family of four at a house fire in Luton

At around 2.30am Monday 11 July, we were called to a house fire in Easingwold Gardens in Luton. Three children and one adult were rescued from the property by the Fire Service with assistance from police officers who arrived on scene at the same time.  An adult female and all of the children were treated for smoke inhalation by Fire Crews from Luton and Dunstable prior to the arrival of the Ambulance Service.


All four were taken to hospital to be checked over. A joint fire investigation is underway to establish the cause of the fire.

This fire is a reminder to always have an escape plan in place if there is a fire in your home. Every second counts when escaping from your property and having working smoke alarms and knowing the escape plan in an emergency could make all the difference. We would encourage all households to prepare and practice an escape plan which will help you act quickly if there’s a fire in your home – it could even save your life. If you would like more information on putting an escape plan in place check out our website guidance and support.

Chief Fire Officer, Andrew Hopkinson said; “I am extremely proud of our firefighters and our police and ambulance colleagues for their brilliant efforts in the early hours of this morning that saved the lives of this family of four. If there is one thing you do today; please, please, check you have a working smoke alarm. If you don’t, reach out to us via our website and we’ll arrange for someone to visit your home and fit one for free. It’s a simple but potentially lifesaving decision for you and your family.”