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Firefighter taken to hospital after Sneinton blaze

Burnt building on Carlton Road in Sneinton
Image caption The firefighter has now resumed his duties

A man has been arrested after a blaze in Nottinghamshire which led to a firefighter being taken to hospital with the man he rescued.

Crews were called to a three-storey building on Carlton Road in Sneinton at 03:55 GMT on Thursday.

The firefighter used a ladder to rescue a man from a third floor flat and both were treated in hospital after inhaling smoke.

A 39-year-old man was arrested and remains in police custody.

Station manager Andy Lindley said: "When we actually got in attendance we realised a person was trapped on the third floor.

"We committed a team of fire fighters via a ladder on the external part of the building and rescued an adult.

"In doing that unfortunately one of our firefighters suffered smoke inhalation and was transferred to the Queen's Medical Centre.

"Luckily he's absolutely fine now. He's recovered and is back on duty."

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