Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Double Glazing Explodes as Pals Flee Blaze ; Tenant Rushes Back to Save Guitars from Fire

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Double Glazing Explodes as Pals Flee Blaze ; Tenant Rushes Back to Save Guitars from Fire

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AMAN has described his terrifying escape from his burning home.

The 24-year-old man was left with burns and cuts to his arms following the blaze on Saturday night in Haddon Road, Chorlton.

He wasn't at home when the blaze began but rushed round after being alerted by a friend who was in the house.

When he arrived at around 10.30pm the entire first floor was in flames and the pair realised they needed to get out as soon as possible.

Moments before the fire brigade arrived the tenant managed to rescue his beloved signed bass guitar out of the building.

As he was leaving the house the double glazing smashed and he was left with a burn to his arm.

The man told the M.E.N.: "We realised it was too bad, went in the garden and called the fire brigade.

"All upstairs was ablaze, I opened the front doors, got my bass guitars out and got them to safety - by which point the double glazing exploded."

The man added: "It has not really sunk in. I'm really glad I managed to rescue a small amount of stuff that's important to me - my signed bass guitar is irreplaceable. …

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