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7 year old girl alerts family to house fire

A 7 year old girl alerted her family to a fire in their house after noticing something wrong when the house lights started to flicker.

The fire alarms didn't go off Credit: West Yorkshire Police

A fire had broken out in the electrical cupboard downstairs at their home in Drighlington.

After alerting her parents to the problem her mother discovered the fire and got the family to safety.

We must commend this young girl for her quick-thinking actions which clearly have got mum, dad, and her brother and sister, out of the house unharmed.

The house did have smoke alarms but they did not sound. This emphasises the importance of checking your smoke alarms regularly to ensure they are still working.

– Fire Investigation Officer