Man recovering after blaze rescue

ONE person is today recovering after fire crews rescued them from a house fire in Ipswich.

Lizzie Parry

ONE person is today recovering after fire crews rescued them from a house fire in Ipswich.

Neighbours alerted the fire service to a kitchen blaze at the Turin Street property at 9.45pm yesterday.

Barbara Bayliss, who lives in the same row of terraced houses, said she had realised something was happening outside her home at about 10pm.

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Fire crews, paramedics and police all attended, and Ms Bayliss said she was concerned about the potential of the fire spreading along the terrace.

She said: “It was just after 10pm, there were two fire engines, paramedics and one police car outside in the street.

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“I couldn't see any flames but there was a lot of smoke coming out from the door.

“I know a person was rescued, thank goodness they were ok.

“It is worrying when you hear there is a fire in your terrace, and my car was parked outside the house.

“It looks like they may have had to break in to the house, so maybe the person was asleep.”

The incident was under control within 20 minutes. The condition of the person rescued, who was treated by paramedics, was not clear this morning.

Meanwhile, there was also a fire at a first floor flat at The Foyer in Star Lane, Ipswich, which broke out at 10.30pm.

Three fire crews were called but it was brought quickly under control, by 11.26pm.

Police sealed off the area and were investigating the incident.

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