Man taken to hospital after Lowestoft blaze

Lowestoft firefighters have rescued a man from a home in Monckton Crescent off Normanston Drive after a blaze ripped through it last night.

The fire was reported at about 10pm and saw fire crews wear breathing apparatus to rescue the man.

After he was taken from the flat he was treated by an ambulance crew for smoke inhalation and then taken to hospital.

It is believed that man has lived in Monckton Crescent for a long period.

A Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service spokesman: 'They (the firefighters) reported a ground floor flat heavily involved in fire and used four sets of breathing apparatus to search and successfully rescue a male casualty from the property.'

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Crews from Lowestoft north and south fire stations were called out and firefighters remained on scene for most of the night to make sure the house was safe. Two ambulances were also sent to Monckton Crescent.

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