Man rescued from fire at house in Vicarage Street


- Credit: Archant

Three fire engines were called to the three-storey mid-terraced property in Barnstaple.

A MAN had to be rescued by fire fighters after a fire broke out in the first floor bedroom of a house in Barnstaple on Friday.

Two crews from Barnstaple were called to the scene at 7.50pm, with reports that a person was still in the mid-terraced house in Vicarage Street.

Upon arrival the crews requested an additional pump to attend from Braunton.

Within 15 minutes everyone had been accounted for, with one man rescued by firefighters and later taken to hospital by ambulance.

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Crews used five breathing apparatus wearers, two hose reel jets and a covering jet to combat the blaze in the first floor lounge of the three-storey building.

A fire investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the fire.

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