Fire fighters received reports of a house on fire with a man still inside - and two other men entering the property to rescue him.

Three men and a dog were rescued from a house fire in Braunton last night (Friday), with one man airlifted to hospital.

Fire fighters were called to the property in Ashton Crescent at 7.20pm.

It is understood the occupant was still in the house and two other men had entered the property to rescue him.

Fire fighters from Braunton and Barnstaple attended the scene, rescuing two men and a dog from inside the house.

The fire had broken out in the ground floor lounge of the semi-detached home.

Two of the men suffered smoke inhalation and were taken to hospital by land abulance.

Another man suffered burns and smoke inhalation and had to be airlifted to hospital.

Fire fighters used four breathing apparatus wearers to enter the property and fight the fire.

The fire caused 10 per cent fire damage to the lounge and 50 per cent smoke damage to the ground floor.

The cause of the fire was accidental and the current condition of the men is not known.

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