Elderly man rescued from flat fire in Plymouth

An elderly man has been rescued and taken to hospital after a fire in a flat in Plymouth.

The emergency services were called to Ford Park Road, Mutley, at about 02:45 BST.

The ground floor flat was well alight and the man was rescued from the first floor, said a spokesperson from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.

Three other people managed to escape from the building. The cause of the fire is currently unknown.

The ground floor was severely damaged by fire and both floors by smoke, the spokesperson added.

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