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Woman saved from flat fire in hospital with serious burns

PUBLISHED: 07:06 13 May 2019 | UPDATED: 11:22 13 May 2019

Fitzgerald Court, Ipswich, where a flat fire left a woman with serious burns. A police car remained at the scene during the morning of May 13 Picture: JAKE FOXFORD

Fitzgerald Court, Ipswich, where a flat fire left a woman with serious burns. A police car remained at the scene during the morning of May 13 Picture: JAKE FOXFORD

JAKE FOXFORD

A woman is seriously injured after she was saved by firefighters form a burning flat in the centre of Ipswich.

A handprint on the glass fo one window shows the build-up of smoke in the flat before the occupant was able to push it open Picture: JAKE FOXFORDA handprint on the glass fo one window shows the build-up of smoke in the flat before the occupant was able to push it open Picture: JAKE FOXFORD

Police, firefighters and paramedics were at the scene of the blaze in Fitzgerald Court when the emergency services received reports of the incident about 3.47am on May 13.

Four firefighters using breathing apparatus worked to save the woman inside, rescuing her with a nine metre ladder up to her second-floor flat.

The woman was taken to hospital with serious burns. Her condition is not known at this time.

The flat can be seen from the road with blackened walls and windows due to smoke damage.

The second floor flat in Fitzgerald Court can be seen with windows pushed open and smoke staining the glass Picture: JAKE FOXFORDThe second floor flat in Fitzgerald Court can be seen with windows pushed open and smoke staining the glass Picture: JAKE FOXFORD

Suffolk Fire and Rescue confirmed that all people were accounted for after the fire and no other members of the public were injured.

One window has a handprint where it was forced open to let smoke escape the flat. All of the windows to the flat have been pushed open.

A joint investigation between Suffolk Fire and Rescue and Suffolk Constabulary is underway and a police presence at the scene remains in place.

It is not known if the incident is being treated as suspicions.

A police officer remains in place near the flat, close to Kemball Street, while Suffolk Constabulary and Suffolk fire and Rescue conduct their joint investigation of the incident Picture: JAKE FOXFORDA police officer remains in place near the flat, close to Kemball Street, while Suffolk Constabulary and Suffolk fire and Rescue conduct their joint investigation of the incident Picture: JAKE FOXFORD

Fitzgerald Court is close to Kemball Street in the east of Ipswich.

The East of England Ambulance Service have been approached for comment.

Anyone with information to assist the enquiry should contact Suffolk police on 101 quoting incident 26 of 13th May 2019 or email force.control@suffolk.police.uk

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