Mother and son in house fire

A MOTHER and her ten-year-old son suffered from smoke inhalation today following a suspicious house fire in Ipswich.

A MOTHER and her ten-year-old son suffered from smoke inhalation today following a suspicious house fire in Ipswich.

The pair were rescued by firefighters in the early hours of the morning as fire broke out in the ground floor hall of their home in Bramford Lane.

Fire crews from Princes Street and Colchester Road stations were called to the semi detached house at 1.23am.

Firefighters used a short extension ladder to reach a first floor bedroom before carrying the mother and her son to safety. Both were treated by paramedics for smoke inhalation and taken to Ipswich Hospital.

Breathing apparatus and two hose reels were required to get the fire under control before the building could be ventilated and affected areas checked for hotspots.

Scene of crime officers are at the address today to investigate the cause of the fire.

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