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Emergency services called to washing machine blaze at home in Wangford

PUBLISHED: 16:03 16 October 2017 | UPDATED: 16:03 16 October 2017

A crew from Lowestoft South fire station and two other fire crews tackled the blaze. Picture: Nick Butcher

A crew from Lowestoft South fire station and two other fire crews tackled the blaze. Picture: Nick Butcher

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A man was treated for smoke inhalation after a washing machine fire broke out at his home.

Emergency services were called to a property in Church Street, Wangford, near Southwold, shortly after 7.45am today (Monday).

The blaze was contained to an outhouse at the address, a spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said.

The householder was given oxygen therapy by firefighters after breathing in smoke, before he was left in the care of the ambulance service.

Suffolk Constabulary was also sent to the scene.

A police spokesman said no investigation would be carried out as the fire was believed to have started accidentally.

The brigade sent three crews – one each from Southwold, Halesworth and Lowestoft South fire stations – to tackle the blaze.

The fire was declared under control just before 8.40am.

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