Man and two children rescued from house fire after being trapped on top floor

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Two children and a man had to be rescued from a house fire after becoming stuck on the top floor while fire raged below them.

Fire Control received a call from the occupant of a house where there were two children and an adult stuck on the top floor of the property unable to get out.

Two fire engines from Crownhill and one from Plymstock were sent to a fire on the ground floor with 3 people stuck on the third floor of the three-storey building.

Crews were called to South Milton Street, Plymouth just after 1am this morning.

Crews used a ladder to rescue all three people through a dormer window of the property. At the same time all this was happening an ambulance was being requested to attend to treat any possible casualties.

A woman was already outside of the property prior to the arrival of the crews and she was treated for light smoke inhalation along with the two children and an adult male that had been rescued.

Fire crews extinguished the fire on the ground floor of the property using 4 breathing apparatus wearers, a hose reel jet and a main jet. A positive pressure ventilation fan was used to ventilate the building and a thermal imaging camera was used to check for any remaining hotspots.

All 4 casualties have been conveyed to hospital via land ambulance to be checked over.

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