‘It could have been a lot worse’ – neighbour describes Lowestoft house fire

The scene of a fire on Montgomery Avenue in Lowestoft. Picture: Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service

The scene of a fire on Montgomery Avenue in Lowestoft. Picture: Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service - Credit: Archant

A neighbour has explained how it 'could have been a lot worse' after a bedroom fire broke out on a busy residential street in Lowestoft.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were called to the blaze, in Montgomery Avenue, at 6.42pm last night (Thursday).

Two crews were initially sent to the scene – one from Lowestoft South and one from North Lowestoft.

David Meehan, 79, said that a young woman lives in the property, along with five children.

'The first thing I heard was the young girl banging on our door saying there was a fire next door,' he said.

'Her kids had all ran out really quickly but the firefighters had to rescue their poor little dog which was still in there.'

Mr Meehan and his wife, who have lived in their property for 11 years, also had to leave their home due to the smoke.

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'It could have been a lot worse and there was more smoke than anything, there wasn't a lot of flames at all,' Mr Meehan added.

A spokesman for the fire service said: 'Once in attendance a further fire engine was requested so another crew was sent from Lowestoft South.'

The incident was brought under control at 7.48pm by four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus using two hosereels and two jets.