Man treated for smoke inhalation after flat fire in Barnstaple

Fire engine

Fire engine - Credit: Archant

Fire crews were called to the scene after reports of alarms sounding in the property.

A MAN was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire in a first floor flat yesterday (Sun).

Fire crews from Barnstaple arrived at the scene in Castle Street after a call from a call collection agency reporting alarms sounding.

On arrival at around 5.30pm, fire fighters found the flat was heavily smoke logged and requested an ambulance for the male casualty.

The man was given oxygen therapy by fire fighters while they awaited the arrival of the ambulance.

The small fire in the kitchen was extinguished using two breathing apparatus wearers, one hose reel jet and ladders for access.

The property was also ventilated using a positive pressure ventilation fan.

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It is believed the cause of the fire was accidental.

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