Man rescued from bedroom window after fire

The man was rescued from the upstairs bedroom window

The man was rescued from the upstairs bedroom window

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The Northern Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter (Derwentside & Tyneside)

A MAN has been rescued from the bedroom window of a house after a blaze broke out downstairs.

Firefighters were called to Poplar Street in South Moor, Stanley, at around 7.30pm on Saturday.

They broke an upstairs window and rescued the 30-year-old using a ladder from the fire engine.

He was taken to hospital by ambulance to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Neighbour Barry Spinks, 46, said: “My son told how he (the householder) was knocking on the window.

“He could not come downstairs because that is where the fire was. So they had to break a window and get him out with a ladder.

“He has had a lucky escape.”

Firefighters wearing breathing equipment tackled the fire, but is not clear how it started.


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