An investigation is underway after a faulty electric blanket caused a house fire in Oxford. Fire crews were called to Horspath just before 10:30 on Thursday evening.
When crews arrived, smoke was coming from the upstairs window. Luckily an elderly lady had left the building after discovering the bed on fire.
Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to take extra care when using portable electrical heating devices and recommend that they are not used overnight and only turned on when they can be monitored.