Hospital for Hadleigh fire burns victim

A WOMAN was taken to hospital with “significant burns” last night after firefighters rescued her from a bungalow blaze in east Suffolk. The elderly lady was said to be in a “very serious condition” in Ipswich Hospital with 40 to 45per cent burns.

A WOMAN was taken to hospital with “significant burns” after firefighters rescued her from a bungalow blaze in east Suffolk.

The elderly lady was said to be in a “very serious condition” in Ipswich Hospital with 40 to 45per cent burns.

Suffolk Fire Service was alerted to the blaze, in the back room of a property in Angel Street, Hadleigh, at 10.12pm and sent three crews - from Hadleigh, Nayland and Ipswich - to the scene.

Suffolk police sent two cars to the scene at 10.20pm yesterday after being alerted to the blaze by the fire service.

A force spokesman said the woman had suffered “significant burns” in the fire, and was in a very serious condition in hospital.

He added that the fire was not being treated as suspicious.

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The East of England Ambulance Service were called to the property at 10.18pm and sent one ambulance crew, one paramedic and one lay responder - a local person with medical training - to the call.

A spokeswoman confirmed that the woman was taken to Ipswich Hospital for treatment, but the service had no further details about the extent of her injuries.

The bungalow was not thought to have suffered any serious structural damage in the fire.

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