Emergency services called to washing machine fire at home in Wangford

The fire broke out at a home in Wangford

The fire broke out at a home in Wangford - Credit: Archant

A man was treated for smoking inhalation after a washing machine fire broke out at his home in Suffolk.

Emergency services were called to a property in Church Street, Wangford, near Southwold, shortly after 7.45am today.

The blaze was contained to an outhouse at the address, a spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said.

The resident was given oxygen therapy from firefighters after breathing in smoke, and then left in the care of the ambulance service.

Suffolk Constabulary was also sent to the scene.


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A police spokeswoman said no investigation would be carried out as the fire was believed to have started accidently.

The fire brigade sent three crews, one each from Southwold, Halesworth and Lowestoft South, to the address.

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The incident was declared under control just before 8.40am.

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