Man rescued after flat fire at sheltered accommodation

Firefighters rescued a man from a flat in Colchester Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

Firefighters rescued a man from a flat in Colchester Picture: GOOGLE MAPS - Credit: Archant

Fire crews rescued a man from a second floor flat after a fire broke out at a sheltered accommodation block.

Firefighters were called to Iceni Way in Colchester just after 7.10am.

On arrival, crews reported that a second floor flat was heavily smoke logged.

Firefighters managed to rescue a man from the flat and the fire was extinguished by 7.43am.

The man was left in the care of paramedics.


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The flat suffered extensive smoke and fire damage.

The fire is believed to have been caused accidentally and an investigation is due to take place.

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