Man tells of saving neighbour from blaze on Perthy Close, Hollybush in Cwmbran
Updated 2:40pm Friday 20th September 2013 in Pontypool news
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Cory Haynes, who saved neighbour Delvina Yates from the blaze on Perthy Close this morning.
Aftermath of the Hollybush blaze from reader Richard John:
A NEIGHBOUR has told how he pulled his neighbour from her burning house on Perthy Close, Hollybush this morning.
Cory Haynes, 23, woke up to banging on the door and someone shouting “Fire!” A woman driving past the housing estate in Coed Eva, Cwmbran had seen the flames coming from the roof of the two storey house.
The house next door to Mr Haynes, belonging to husband and wife, Gordon and Delvina Yates, had smoke pouring out of it.
Mr Haynes, still in his long johns, put on his shoes and ran out to his back garden at about 9.15am.
He said: “I hopped over the fence and Gordon was outside but Adele was still inside.
“I went in the house and she was half way up the stairs just standing there. So I grabbed her and took her out.”
But Mrs Yates was shouting after her dogs, which were still inside. So Mr Corey turned around and with a sock over his mouth, ran back into the house.
He said: “I could hear the dogs barking but I couldn’t see anything. I was panicking.
“I was half way up the stairs and head someone shout gas. I turned around and sprinted out as the gas exploded behind me.”
Mr and Mrs Yates were taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital straight away.
Mr Haynes said: “It’s crazy I can’t believe it.”
Martyn Ralph, who lives a few doors down, said: “I heard a bang and glass smashing and ran outside and the house was in flames.”
A spokeswoman from Gwent Police confirmed they were called at 9.25am with a report of a fire at a property on Perthy Close, Coed Eva.
No one was injured and according to neighbour and all four dogs are safe.
Pics sent in by reader who wishes to remain anonymous:
Gwent Police confirmed the blaze is on Perthy Close in Hollybush.
They added that two people have been taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. The call was received at 9.25am.
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FIRECREWS are tackling a house fire in Hollybush, Cwmbran. Crews from Cwmbran Malpas and New Inn are at the scene.
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