Alert workers praised for preventing fire at home

WORKMEN who prevented a customer’s home from suffering fire damage have been praised by neighbours.

Steven Gregory and Tom Wilkinson from Halifax firm Ashworth and Sons arrived at a home in the Harehill area recently to begin some work but the householder was out when they arrived.

But they noticed there was a smell of burning and saw through a window that a kettle was on fire, said a neighbour.

They were able to alert another neighbour who fortunately had a key to get into the property and were able to avert a major fire, she said.

They deserved praise for being so vigilant and quick-thinking, she said.