South East Wales

Five rescued from fire at flats at Pill, Newport

Five people have been rescued from a fire at a three-storey block of flats in Newport.

The alarm was raised in Pardoe Thomas Close, Pill, shortly after 0615 BST.

The fire was in the stairwell, and crews using breathing apparatus and a triple ladder extension were used in the rescue.

Fire engines from Malpas, Cwmbran, Maindee and Duffryn were called to the scene. The five were checked over by paramedics at the scene.

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