06/01/2004

Man rescued from burning flats

A man has escaped serious injury after being rescued from burning flats in south Belfast on Monday night.

The man, who was later treated for smoke inhalation, was rescued from the building in Camden Street after the fire took hold on the ground floor.

Five fire engines were sent to the scene of the blaze and rescued the man as he made his way down from a second floor flat to a first floor window. Five other individuals inside the building were alerted to the fire by a smoke alarm and safely made their way outside.

It is not known at present what caused the blaze.

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