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Firefighters help man and extinguish Blythburgh house fire




A man was left with an ambulance crew after Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire in Highfield, Blythburgh, this morning.

Crews from Southwold and Halesworth were called to the address at 4.18am.

A spokesperson said a man was calling for help with the bungalow's fire alarms going off, though the man was not believed to be inside at the time.

The incident required crews from Southwold and Halesworth. (44511046)
The incident required crews from Southwold and Halesworth. (44511046)

The property was described as 'heavily smoke logged' and crews used two sets of breathing apparatus and one hose reel to locate and extinguish the flames.

The incident ended at 5.06am.

Halesworth Fire Station later said in a Facebook post: "Early this morning we attended what could have been a very serious bungalow fire.

"The house and occupier were saved by two working smoke alarms. Please check your smoke alarms weekly."