Man taken to hospital following Hartley Road fire

PUBLISHED: 14:40 26 June 2020 | UPDATED: 15:46 29 June 2020

Fire engine.

Fire engine.

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One person is in hospital after a fire broke out at a property in Hartley Road, Exmouth.

A man is in a critical condition after a fire broke out at a property in Hartley Road, Exmouth.

The fire service were joined by the police and paramedics as they attended the incident on the street around 9.40am last Friday morning (June 26).

Fire crews from Exmouth and Middlemoor were sent and they found a flat fully involved in fire on arrival.

The crew got to work to extinguish the fire with the use of two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet, one safety jet, one positive pressure ventilation fan and small tools.

A man was treated on scene by the ambulance service for burns before being transported to hospital. He remains in critical condition and the police investigation is continuing.

The road was closed whilst residents were evacuated from the property but reopened later in the day.


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