Two people treated for ‘smoke inhalation’ after flat fire in Lowestoft

Firefighters tackled a blaze which broke out in a flat in Lowestoft last night.

Three crews from Lowestoft South station were called out at 9.08pm following reports of a flat fire at a home in the Esplanade, Lowestoft.

A brigade spokesman said that on arrival 'there were still people inside the building,' and a small fire in the kitchen was discovered.

The blaze was quickly put out by fire-fighters and was under control by 9.30pm.

Two people were treated for smoke inhalation, the spokesman added.

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It is not known how many people were inside the flat or how the fire started.

Police were initially called but were told by fire-fighters they were not needed before they had arrived on the scene, a Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said.

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It is understood there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the blaze.

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