Firefighters rescue elderly man in Honiton

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Crews called to the scene after fire alarm activated.

Firefighters had to force their way into a sheltered housing property in Honiton to rescue an elderly man.

A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “A fire appliance was mobilised to a report of an alarm activating in a sheltered housing scheme in Honiton.

“Upon arrival crews made a forced entry to the property which was heavily smoke logged due to cooking fumes.

“Crews rescued an elderly gentleman who had fallen within the property and an ambulance was requested.”


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Firefighters ventilated the property and removed a cooking pan to the open air.

The incident occurred yesterday (Tuesday), at Tremaine Close, at around 9.30pm.

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