55-year-old suffers severe burns

A MAN was taken to hospital with serious burns last night after being rescued from his burning home in Lowestoft.The 55-year-old's condition was described as life threatening after the fire in Hollingsworth Road at around 10.

A MAN was taken to hospital with serious burns last night after being rescued from his burning home in Lowestoft.

The 55-year-old's condition was described as life threatening after the fire in Hollingsworth Road at around 10.45pm.

A spokesman for Suffolk fire service said he suffered “severe burns and smoke inhalation”.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatuses went into the ground floor flat to rescue the man.


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He was then put into the care of paramedics and taken by ambulance to James Paget Hospital.

Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatuses used two hose reels to tackle the fire, which was extinguished in around 45 minutes. The property was then ventilated.

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A spokesman for Suffolk police said the fire was not believed to be suspicious.

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