Man rescued from flat fire in Newmarket

Fire engine. Library image.

Fire engine. Library image.

Firefighters in west Suffolk have this morning rescued a man from a flat in Newmarket.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were called to Bill Rickaby Drive at 1.10am, tasking two appliances from the town to the scene.

On arrival crews requested an additional appliance, which came from Burwell, after it was made clear that not all people were accounted for.

Crews on the scene said the ground floor flat was “heavily smoke logged,” with six firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus, using two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.

They then used a thermal imaging camera to check for additional hot spots.

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A spokesman for the fire service said: “One male was rescued from a ground floor flat by fire fighters who then employed positive pressure ventilation fans to clear the property of smoke. The casualty was quickly assessed by the paramedics on scene.”

An ambulance crew and ambulance officer attended the incident and treated two patients. They were discharged on the scene.

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The fire service received information at 2.02am stating that all people were accounted for and residents were being allowed to return to their homes.

The stop message was received at 2.15am.

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