Man rescued from Thornbury home after fire breaks out
A 70-year-old man had to be rescued from his home in Thornbury after a fire broke out.
Crews were called to Spey Close at around 11pm yesterday and on arrival saw smoke billowing from the window of the property.
Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a high pressure hose reel to extinguish the blaze.
A 70-year-old man had to be rescued from the property by firefighters.
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The pensioner had suffered smoke inhalation and was given oxygen at the scene by fire crews.
The cause of the blaze is believed to be accidental. Crews also offered the pensioner fire safety advice.