UPDATE: Woman in critical condition after suffering smoke inhalation in Skegness house fire

A woman has been placed in a medically induced coma and airlifted to hospital after a house fire in Skegness today.

Wednesday, 19th April 2017, 5:32 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:26 pm
The fire in Finisterre Avenue. PHOTO: Ronald Disney

Crews were called to the blaze in Finisterre Avenue, Skegness at 8.57am this morning, Wednesday April 19, .

One woman was rescued from the building.

Working closely alongside medics from Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance and an EMAS Ambulance Service paramedic crew, the Magpas Air Ambulance enhanced medical team assessed a woman in her 60s, who was suffering from smoke inhalation.

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The fire in Finisterre Avenue. PHOTO: Ronald Disney

They placed her into an induced coma at the scene (providing her with A&E level care) before airlifting her to Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham.

She was in a critical but stable condition upon arrival at hospital.

The helicopter crew who flew the medical team and patient were Pilot Matt Tacon and Crewmember Lee Kennedy.

A full fire investigation is now taking place to determine the cause.

The fire in Finisterre Avenue. PHOTO: Ronald Disney