Man rescued from burning house

FIREFIGHTERS rescued a man who had been choking on smoke at a house fire in Ipswich today.The man was on the first floor of the building in Burrell Road when the fire broke out on the ground floor at 8am.

FIREFIGHTERS rescued a man who had been choking on smoke at a house fire in Ipswich today.

The man was on the first floor of the building in Burrell Road when the fire broke out on the ground floor at 8am.

After being rescued by fire crews, the man was taken to Heath Road hospital suffering severe smoke inhalation.

Two women and one other man were also in the house at the time but walked out unaided. The women were both taken to Ipswich Hospital suffering smoke inhalation but the man was uninjured.


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The cause of the fire is believed to be a fridge bursting into flames due to faulty wiring or poor ventilation in a room at the back of the house.

Fire sub-officer Dave Collins said: “The ground floor room was substantially fire damaged and the rest of the house was severely smoke-logged after a fridge caught fire.

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“We would ask people to ensure their electrical appliances, especially fridges and freezers, have good wiring and proper ventilation.”

The blaze was extinguished by 8.30am by three fire crews.

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