Person rescued from first floor of Great Yarmouth house after fire breaks out in stairwell

Two fire crews were called to a kitchen fire in Attleborough. Photo: Denise Bradley

Two fire crews were called to a kitchen fire in Attleborough. Photo: Denise Bradley - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

One person was rescued from their house in Great Yarmouth after a fire broke out in a stairwell.

Crews from Great Yarmouth, Gorleston and Acle were called to the property on Rodney Road at 8.15pm on Sunday night.

A fire had broken out in the stairwell, meaning the resident could not get downstairs to leave the property.

Firefighters used main and hose reel jets and a ventilation fan to make sure the fire was put out, and helped one person leave the house using a ladder.

They are not thought to have suffered any injuries.

The fire crews had left the scene within an hour.

Just before 9.10pm, two crews from Gorleston were called to a second fire in a kitchen on Pembroke Avenue in Gorleston.

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The crews, who spent just under half an hour on scene, used hose reel jets to extinguish it.