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Woman suffers 'life threatening' injuries in Lowestoft blaze

PUBLISHED: 22:54 09 September 2010 | UPDATED: 09:50 16 September 2010

Emma Knights

One person was taken to hospital last night (Thursday) with injuries described as 'life threatening' following a fire at a home in Lowestoft.

One person was tonight taken to hospital with injuries described as life threatening following a fire at a home in Lowestoft.

The blaze at a property in London Road South happened shortly before 6.15pm.

Lowestoft station manager Paul Field said: “It was quite a severe fire in the ground floor living room of a flat in a four storey building.

“Four Lowestoft appliances attended and two appliances also assisted from Norfolk.

“The fire was contained in the living room and extinguished within an hour.”

One female was rescued from the ground floor by the fire service. She was treated at the scene by an ambulance crew and taken to the James Paget Hospital, in Gorleston, suffering from burns and smoke inhalation.

Police have described her condition as “life threatening.”

Mr Field said while the fire was contained to the living room there was also light smoke damage on the other floors.

He said firefighters conducted a search of all of the floors of the building as a precaution.

A formal investigation into the cause of the fire is due to begin tomorrow by both police and the fire service.

A police spokesman said at this stage it was not known if the fire was suspicious are not.

t Anybody who has any information about the fire should call DS Lowestoft CID on 01473 613500 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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