A DISABLED woman had to be rescued from her Eastcote flat after a fire started in her bedroom.
The 23-year-old wheelchair-bound woman was asleep in her bed yesterday (Sun) at her ground floor flat in Grooms Drive, Eastcote, when a fire started at 1.50am.
She was woken by the smoke alarm and managed to crawl out of her bedroom into the front room of the flat where she called the emergency services.
Gary Norwood, station manager at Ruislip Fire Station, said: "The smoke alarm was activated and that saved her life. The fire wasn't huge but the flat was heavily smoke logged.
"When the fire brigade arrived they found her in the front room."
Two fire engines and at least 10 fire fighters were sent to the scene and the fire was under control in less than an hour and a half.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but is not being treated as suspicious.