Elderly woman in hospital after blaze

AN elderly woman was taken to hospital today after a blaze broke out in her Ipswich home.The woman is reported to have suffered burns and smoke inhalation during the fire at High View Road.

AN elderly woman was taken to hospital today after a blaze broke out in her Ipswich home.

The woman is reported to have suffered burns and smoke inhalation during the fire at High View Road.

The severity of her injuries were not known at the time of going to press, however it is thought that she was being treated for burns to her legs and lower back.

Three fire crews, with Assistant Divisional Officer Karl Rolfe in charge, were sent to her home after a member of the public called firefighters shortly after 2.25pm.

Police officers and paramedics were also despatched to the house.

Initially it was reported that the woman was trapped inside after the blaze broke out in her kitchen.

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It is believed the man who telephoned the emergency services had attempted to get the woman out of the house, but it is not clear whether he or firefighters managed to rescue her.

Paramedics gave the pensioner first aid outside. The woman was then taken to Ipswich Hospital by ambulance for further treatment.

The cause of the blaze is being investigated.