Elderly man suffers burns and smoke inhalation in house fire

Pictures of a fire in Felsham which left a 79-year-old man with burns and smoke inhalation Picture:

Pictures of a fire in Felsham which left a 79-year-old man with burns and smoke inhalation Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE - Credit: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE

Firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire in Felsham on Tuesday in which a man sustained burn injuries.

Firefighters from three stations were called to the scene. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

Firefighters from three stations were called to the scene. Picture: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

The fire, in Lower Green, was first reported at 7.55pm and four fire engines are still at the scene. A 79-year-old man escaped from the blaze but suffered from burns and smoke inhalation and required further medical care - an ambulance was called to the scene. Fire engines from Stowmarket, Bury St Edmunds and Elmswell were called to the two-storey house which measured 15x30m square and was built out of wood. A spokesman for the fire service said that the fire spread across the ground floor of the home and that the wooden frame was 'well alight'.

They added that breathing apparatus, hose reels and positive pressure ventilation was used to tackle the fire. A stop was finally called on the fire shortly after 10pm.

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