Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Boy Saved from Fire after Curling Up under Table

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Boy Saved from Fire after Curling Up under Table

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Byline: Mark Blunden

A BOY aged three survived a fire at his grandparents' home after apparently hiding undMark Blunden er the kitchen table.

The first rescuer on the scene in Coleman Fields, near Angel tried to coax Brendan Frederick out but was beaten back by the flames before the smoke knocked the boy unconscious.

Brendan was carried out by a firefighter and is believed to have been resuscitated in the ambulance. He was in a serious but stable condition today at the Royal London Hospital, where he was being treated for smoke-related injuries.

The blaze is believed to have started yesterday afternoon in a basement kitchen at the home of Brendan's grandparents.

Joseph and Mary Frederick, who are in their seventies, were looking after him for their daughter, Angela. The couple retreated to the back garden with Brendan, but he is believed to have wriggled free and run back inside.

Neighbour Tony Shepherd, the former manager of boxer Nigel Benn, heard the grandparent' screams, jumped over the fence and smashed the window. …

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