Woman wakes to find flat ablaze

18-year-old Shannon Thorpe woke up to black smoke filling the flat, while visiting her boyfriend in Trafalgar Street. 

18-year-old Shannon Thorpe woke up to black smoke filling the flat, while visiting her boyfriend in Trafalgar Street. - Credit: Submitted

A young woman has described the moment she woke up gasping for air as black smoke filled her home.

Shannon Thorpe, 18, was visiting her boyfriend in Trafalgar Street when a fire ripped through the flat below theirs. 

The fire engulfed the entrance to the building, leaving Shannon frightened for her life.

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