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Elderly man rescued from burning flat in Stamford Hill

PUBLISHED: 11:46 29 May 2013 | UPDATED: 12:36 29 May 2013

An elderly man was rescued from a flat in Stamford Hill in the early hours of this morning.

An elderly man was rescued from a flat in Stamford Hill in the early hours of this morning.

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A 60-year-old man was rescued from a house fire in the early hours of today in Stamford Hill.

Firefighters rescued the man from his flat in Joseph Court in Amhurst Park, Stamford Hill in the early hours of this morning.

He was suffering from minor burns and smoke inhalation, was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service (LAS).

Two women escaped the flat before firefighters arrived, one of whom was taken to hospital as a precaution.

The London Fire Brigade was called at 2.37am. Three fire engines from Tottenham and Stoke Newington fire stations attended the scene and fire crew spent half an hour tackling the fire which was under control shortly after 3am.

A spokesman from LAS said: “We were called at 2.50am to an address in Amhurst Park. We sent one ambulance crew and a singles responder in a car, a duty officer and a hazardous response team. Staff treated a 60-year-old man and he was taken as a priority to Homerton Hospital in Homerton Row, Homerton for leg burns and smoke inhalation.”

A flat on the fifth floor was damaged in the blaze.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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