Hunstanton residents evacuated after fire breaks out in block of flats

Three fire crews were at the scene of a fire in Hunstanton. Photo by David Bale.

Three fire crews were at the scene of a fire in Hunstanton. Photo by David Bale. - Credit: Archant

Three fire crews were at the scene of a house fire in Hunstanton.

People were evacuated from a block of flats after a fire broke out.

It is believed to have been caused by a cigarette butt left on a sofa accidentally.

Firefighters cleared the building on Chiltern Crescent, in Hunstanton, at around 11.30pm on Wednesday, December 30.

A man was treated for smoke inhalation and was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital. His condition is not believed to be life threatening.

A fire engine from Hunstanton arrived at 11.26pm, followed by crews from Heacham and Sandringham. While wearing breathing apparatus, firefighters used hoses, a hydrant and jets to put out the flames.

People were allowed back into their homes between midnight and 1am.

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The police and ambulance service were also at the scene.

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