Jason Donovan hailed a hero for rescuing neighbour from fire in just his pants

2 October 2019, 13:23 | Updated: 2 October 2019, 14:18

Jason Donovan rescued a neighbour after their house caught on fire
Jason Donovan rescued a neighbour after their house caught on fire. Picture: Twitter/Jason Donovan/Getty

By Tom Eames

Jason Donovan has been pictured rushing to the rescue wearing just his pants, after his neighbour’s house caught on fire.

Last week, it was reported that the 51-year-old singer became a superhero when when a house across the road went up in flames.

The London Fire Brigade has praised the Australian star for his help. They confirmed that at 4.09am on Sunday (September 22), they were called to a fire in Notting Hill.

Watch manager Thomas Wolfe said: "The fire was located in the side passage next to a house and when we arrived a gentleman was tackling the fire using a fire extinguisher. We took over from him and quickly dealt with the blaze.

"It soon transpired that it was Jason Donovan who noticed the fire from his property over the road. The fire is believed to have been caused by a fault in electrical cabling."

The fire was stopped by 4.28am, with Wolfe explaining: "He looks good for his age. As one of the firefighters said to the resident, 'everyone needs good neighbours'.

Jason himself has shared a photo which was taken of him, running to the house in a pair of white boxers, holding a fire extinguisher.

He wrote: "Thank you to the @LondonFire for getting to the situation so quickly, glad no one was hurt."

"This is a good reason to always wear PJs to bed, but much more importantly to have fire extinguishers at hand in the home."

This isn't the first time Jason has stepped in to help people. Earlier this year, he rushed after spotting a woman who had while out jogging. He stayed with her for 15 minutes until paramedics arrived.

Jason Donovan
Jason Donovan. Picture: PA

A source said: "He stayed with her while they treated her on the pavement, but the other bystanders left. It looked like he was on the phone to 999 while they were waiting. I think he went home to get some ice because he was holding a bag of it against her cheek."

Jason said he wasn’t a hero, saying: "I did what any responsible citizen would have done. I just wanted to help someone in need."

Jason now lives in London with his wife Angela and their kids Zac, 18, and Molly, eight, while 19-year-old daughter Jemma lives in Australia after joining the cast of Neighbours.