Man detained after flats evacuated in fire drama

A man was taken to St Clement’s Hospital in Ipswich today after a flat fire led to residents having to leave their homes.

Police, firefighters and paramedics were sent to a block of flats in Alderman Road at 9.45am.

A spokeswoman for Ipswich police said early reports indicated a flat and bins were alight.

The ground floor flat was occupied at the time.

Two fire crews from Princes Street were sent to the scene and put the blazes out.

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Paramedics treated a man for smoke inhalation.

The casualty was understood to be in his 40s.

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No one else is believed to have been hurt during the incident, although the block of flats had to be evacuated.

Police originally detained a man on suspicion of arson, before he was taken to St Clement’s.

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