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Man rescued from fire in Wakefield

A man has been rescued after being trapped by a fire on the first floor of a house in Wakefield.

Firefighters were called to Rufford Street in the New Scarborough area at about 2345 GMT on Sunday after the man was seen at a bedroom window.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus rescued the man, who was brought down by ladder, the fire service said.

The man, aged about 50, was taken to Pinderfields Hospital suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation.

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