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Man rescued from fire in Warwick

A man has been rescued from a house fire in Warwick.

Ten firefighters battled the blaze, in a single-storey property on Warwickshire Road, after being alerted at about 8.30pm.

The rescued man was taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service spokesman Sergeant Jamal Albuoy said: “BRFS responded to the incident with four appliances and a total of ten personnel.

“On our arrival, smoke and flames were seen emitting from the single-storey dwelling. Two firefighters dressed in breathing apparatus gained entry to the premises through the main door.

“Once inside, they rescued one male occupant who was trapped in the ordeal. After the occupant had been safely removed, they reentered and extinguished the fire using a hoseline and water.

“The first arriving unit had been previously staged at our predetermined standby point, due other emergencies occurring around the Island during the same time period. They were on scene in a matter of minutes.

“Their teamwork and act of bravery helped save a life tonight and should not go unnoticed. The incident is under investigation”.