Three in hospital after flat fire
THREE people are recovering in hospital today after fire ripped through an Ipswich kitchen.The blaze, at around 6am today, is believed to have been started by a faulty tumble-dryer at a first floor flat in Woolverstone Close.
THREE people are recovering in hospital today after fire ripped through an Ipswich kitchen.
The blaze, at around 6am today, is believed to have been started by a faulty tumble-dryer at a first floor flat in Woolverstone Close.
The flames quickly spread to other parts of the newly refurbished kitchen but were eventually doused by firefighters within 30 minutes.
Three people escaped the fire and were being treated for smoke inhalation at Ipswich Hospital. One other person was also said to be in the flat at the time, but did not require hospital treatment.
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It is thought the flat is owned by a woman, who has a teenage son. She is now staying in bed and breakfast accommodation in the town while her flat is refurbished.
Paul Chittenden, caretaker of the Orwell Housing owned property, said a smoke alarm had sounded to alert the occupants of the fire.
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He added it is thought to have been caused by a faulty tumble dryer.
A number of other residents in the block of flats were evacuated while the blaze was tackled.