Woman in hospital after house fire

A woman is in hospital after a house fire in north Suffolk. Firefighters rescued the 34-year-old from the property in Henstead, near Beccles.

A woman is in hospital after a house fire in north Suffolk.

Firefighters rescued the 34-year-old from the property in Henstead, near Beccles, on Saturday morning. She had suffered severe smoke inhalation and was airlifted to James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston. A police spokesman said she was “extremely unwell”.

The emergency services were called to the blaze in Toad Row at around 10.40am. Firefighters from Wrentham, Beccles and Southwold wore breathing apparatus and used a hose reel to extinguish the blaze in a first floor bedroom. A police and fire investigation has been launched. Anyone with any information should call Suffolk police on 01473 613500.

Meanwhile four people had to be rescued from a flat in Earsham Street in Bungay after a chip pan started a fire early this morning. Firefighters from Bungay, Beccles and Loddon were called at 2.20am and spent 50 minutes dealing with the fire and getting the people out of the flat.


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