Man suffers burns in house fire

A MAN was today treated for burns to his hands and face following a kitchen fire at a house in a Suffolk village.

A MAN was treated for burns to his hands and face following a kitchen fire at a house in Sudbury.

The 60-year-old was taken to the West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds, after fire broke out at the house in Clarence Road, Sudbury.

The fire service was alerted to the blaze, in a first floor flat, at 3.23pm.

Two engines from Sudbury were mobilised and used breathing equipment, a hose reel and a powder extinguisher to bring the flames under control.

Paramedics were also called to the scene at 3.35pm to treat the injured man for minor burns.