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Man seriously injured in Newton Abbot house fire

By Herald Express  |  Posted: October 31, 2016

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Man seriously injured in Newton Abbot house fire

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A MAN has been seriously injured in a house fire in Newton Abbot.

Emergency services were called to reports of a blaze in King Street on Monday afternoon. Police cordoned off the road at the Queen Street junction.in the town centre.

Fire, police and ambulance were dealing with the incident and road closures were put in place.

A police spokesman said a man had been seriously injured in the incident.

A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue confirmed it was alerted at 3.40pm.

Three fire engines attended, two from Newton Abbot and one from Torquay were called. They were still at the scene at 5.30pm. The fire was in a terraced house near Hugh Mills and Gaye funeral directors.

The spokesman confirmed the fire was at a residential property on Kings Street. At 6pm there were two fire engines remaining at the scene and detectives were in the house.

An eye-witness said: "There are lots of people standing around in the road outside and it looks as if the emergency services are treating it pretty seriously."

A police spokesman said: "Emergency services are at the scene of a house fire in Newton Abbot.

"Police were alerted at 3.50pm on Monday to a fire affecting a property on King Street.

"A man has been seriously injured as a result of the fire and his next of kin have yet to be informed.

"There is likely to be traffic disruption due to a road closure while the emergency services deal with the incident."

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