Dorset firefighters rescue man from Weymouth house fire

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A man has been rescued from a house fire in Dorset.

Crews were called to Old Castle Road, Southlands, Weymouth, in the early hours after neighbours called 999.

Firefighters tackled a ground floor fire and pulled the man to safety. He was taken to hospital but details of his condition have not been released.

Dorset Fire and Rescue Service warned people to make sure they had working smoke alarms in their homes. An investigation is under way.

The fire service also advised people to close internal doors in their homes at night or if going out - as this significantly reduced the risk of a fire spreading.

Station Manager Steve Waller, who attended this incident, said: "Thankfully we were able to rescue the occupant from inside.

"We believe the fire started in the kitchen of the property but we currently have a fire investigation under way to establish the cause."

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