Two hurt in fire at Axminster

Axminster fire engine

Axminster fire engine - Credit: Archant

Victims suffer burns after a blaze involving a gas canister

Two people were taken to hospital after suffering burns at Axminster on Saturday night (November)

Local firefighters along with crews from Colyton and Seaton were called to a house in Loretto Road at around 10pm.

They confirmed there had been a fire involving a gas canister which was out on arrival.

Two casualties suffered burns and were removed from the building prior to the arrival of the fire service.

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First aid was rendered and the casualties transferred to hospital via land ambulance. The cause of the fire was accidental.

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