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Woman taken to hospital after house fire

Woman taken to hospital after house fire

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 1:15pm 8th January 2020. (Updated at 2:51pm 8th January 2020)

A woman has been taken to hospital after a house fire in St Austell.

Emergency services were called to reports of a person starting a fire and blocking themselves inside the property.

Fire crews from the town, Mevagissey and St Dennis were all called to the scene on Tuesday evening.

Police and paramedics also attended.

The casualty was rescued from the property and was taken to hospital with injuries.

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"At 6.18pm critical control received an emergency call from ambulance control reporting a person had started a fire inside their property and blocked themselves inside. 

"The incident was immediately made persons reported and due to the life risk four appliances from St Austell, Mevagissey and St Dennis fire stations were mobilised along with a flexi-duty station manager. 

"The police were also requested and officers attended immediately.

"On arrival two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued one casualty from the property who received emergency care by paramedics who were quickly on scene. 

"The property was ventilated and the casualty left in the care of the ambulance service."

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

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"Police were called by the Fire Service at 6.20pm last night following reports of a fire within a property in St Austell.

"A woman in her 50s was taken to hospital, with injuries not being treated as life-threatening or changing."

Devon and Cornwall Police

Devon and Cornwall Police have confirmed no further action is being taken.

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