Elderly man fights for his life following Bury St Edmunds blaze

An elderly man is fighting for his life today (Sunday) after being rescued by firefighters from a burning flat in Bury St Edmunds.

The victim, who is believed to be aged in his 70s or 80s, is understood to have sustained burns during the blaze in Nowton Road, which broke out shortly after 1am today.

Three crews were sent after smoke was seen coming from the ground floor flat.

Firefighters managed to get the man out of the property and he was taken to West Suffolk Hospital by paramedics, before being transferred to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said the man's injuries were described as 'life-threatening'.

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Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said the cause was the fire was not suspicious.

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