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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."

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