Man critical in hospital after fire in Stevenage flat

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The man was taken to hospital in a critical condition

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after a fire in a flat in Hertfordshire.

Emergency services were called to the flat in Archer Road, Stevenage, just after 0500 BST where they found the man believed to be in his 40s.

Paramedics treated him at the scene, before he was taken to the Lister Hospital in the town.

An Ambulance Service spokesman said paramedics "worked rapidly to treat and stabilise him."

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