Residents rescued in flat fires

TWO Suffolk residents had to be rescued from their properties after two separate fires in the county broke out overnight.

TWO Suffolk residents had to be rescued from their properties after two separate fires in the county broke out overnight.

Fire crews rescued a resident from a flat in Burrell Road, in Ipswich, during a blaze shortly before 8.30pm yesterday .

Two crews from Princes Street fire station and one from Colchester Road, in Ipswich, were called to the scene.

The person was rescued and the fire was put out by 8.43pm.

A nearby resident, who did not wish to be named, said: “I watched all the commotion.

“There were two fire engines, two police cars and an ambulance.

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“The man who lives there has only recently moved in but he was not injured in the fire.

“He did not get anywhere close to the ambulance and they did not take him away.”

Crews also attended a property in Yeton Hill House, Crickets Hill Road, in Felixstowe to another flat where a fire had broken out.

An elderly man was rescued from the ground floor flat shortly after 1.16pm yesterday.

The fire broke out in the kitchen of the property and the room and the corridor were heavily smoke logged.

The man was given oxygen to treat smoke inhalation.

The fire was put out within 15 minutes.

A resident, who did not wish to be named, said: “He is fine. He saw the smoke and contacted the fire brigade himself.

“The fire broke out in the kitchen but he wasn't injured.”

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