Fire crews rescue trapped woman in her 50s from burning flat in Newmarket

Firefighters were called to the barn blaze

Firefighters were called to the barn blaze - Credit: Archant

Fire fighters forced their way into a burning Newmarket flat in the early hours to rescue a trapped woman.

Three fire engines, two ambulances, an ambulance officer and the hazardous area response team were sent to George Lambton Avenue at 1.30am.

A Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Crews effected entry and one person was led to safety before the incident was declared under control at 2.07am.”

The patient, a woman in her 50s, was cared for by paramedics and did not need to go to hospital, an ambulance spokesman said.