Update: Woman in hospital after being rescued from flat fire in Foulgers Opening, Norwich today

A woman was rescued from a ground floor flat at Foulgers Opening. Picture David Bale A woman was rescued from a ground floor flat at Foulgers Opening. Picture David Bale

Monday, December 9, 2013
12:57 PM

Firefighters rescued a woman from a blaze at a flat in Norwich in the early hours today.

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Crews from Carrow, Earlham and Sprowston attended the incident in Foulgers Opening, off Ber Street, at about 12.30am.

The woman, who is believed to be in her mid-30s, was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

A spokesman for Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said “We received the call at 12.33am on December 9, and the stop was received at 1.13am.

“Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used main and hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. A thermal imaging camera was used to check to assess the extent of the fire spread and a positive pressure fan was also used to remove smoke from the premises.

“One woman was in the care of the ambulance service. Police were also in attendance.

“Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service will be investigating this fire, and we should know more in the next few days.”

A Norfolk Constabulary spokesman said they were called at about 1am.

A spokesman said: “The sole occupant of the property, a woman in her 30s, was taken to the NNUH for treatment for smoke inhalation. No-one else was hurt.

“A cordon was put around the property and enquiries by CID will continue. Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.”

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