Man 'critical' after fire rescue in Hemel Hempstead
A man is in a critical condition following a fire at a flat fire in Hertfordshire on Tuesday evening.
Firefighters called to Great Palmers on the north side of Hemel Hempstead were told someone was inside the flat.
A crew in breathing apparatus found a man and brought him out. East of England Ambulance Service staff treated the man before taking him to hospital.
"He was in a critical condition," said ambulance spokesman Gary Sanderson.
"Following rapid treatment and stabilisation by paramedics at the scene, he was taken to Watford General Hospital."