Actress Joan Collins escaped a “terrifying” hearth in her London house over the weekend.
The Golden Globe-winning actress was handled for smoke inhalation however in any other case escaped unscathed — because of her eager nostril and quick-thinking husband, Percy Gibson, the rep stated.
“They had been each within the house. Joan smelt some smoke, and Percy went out to analyze. They found that the visitor suite was on hearth,” her rep advised Individuals journal. “Percy had two of these hearth extinguishers within the house, so he rushed in to start out placing the fireplace out, and Joan known as for the fireplace brigade to come back. Percy actually saved the day. He was the one who put the fireplace out and took management till the fireplace brigade arrived.”
Saturday’s incident left the “Dynasty” actress and her hubby “shaken up and distressed,” however they had been doing higher Sunday, the rep stated.
The blaze erupted round 4:30 p.m. native time, based on the BBC. It consumed a lot of the room, forsaking charred and peeling partitions, based on a video of the aftermath Collins, 85, posted to Instagram.
“The stays of the day,” she captioned the video.
It took about 10 firefighters round an hour to carry the conflagration underneath management, the BBC reported.
Collins took to Twitter to heap reward on first responders.
“THANK U from the underside of my ❤️ to the marvelous @LondonFire who attended to the terrifying hearth yesterday in our flat. #threealarmfire My hero Percy had already doused the flames consuming the complete wall with handheld extinguisher (#donttakethisrisk). #gratitude #firefighters,” she wrote.
“And thanks additionally to the @NHSEnglandLDN #nhs #emt #Ambulance crew who took care of our smoke inhalation and comforted me. And the fantastic @metpoliceuk who stored the road closed and everybody protected. #gratitude.”