Leicester

Fire crews tackle flat blaze in Leicestershire

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus have rescued a man who became trapped in a fire at a flat in Leicestershire.

Crews were called to the property on High Street, Earl Shilton, at about 0110 GMT on Tuesday.

The man was brought from the first-floor flat while nearby residents were moved to safety.

A spokeswoman for Leicestershire Fire and Rescue said it was thought the fire had started in a stairwell.

The man was treated by paramedics at the scene for smoke inhalation.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is under way.

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