Five fire engines called as man rescued from high-rise flat in Leeds

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Five fire engines were called to a Leeds high-rise flat tonight to rescue an elderly man from a fire.

Fire crews from Moortown, Hunslet, Killingbeck, Bradford and Leeds rushed to the scene.

Oatland Court, where the fire happened at a high-rise flat. Photo: Google

Oatland Court, where the fire happened at a high-rise flat. Photo: Google

West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service atttended the fire in Oatland Court, Sheepscar, Leeds at 8.05pm.

They rescued an elderly man from the flat.

A spokesman for the force said: "High-rise incident involving flat/kitchen fire, 1 Elderly male rescued from flat by FRS personnel, 2 Breathing apparatus used, PPV also used. Incident attended by appliances from Moortown, Hunslet, Killingbeck, Bradford and Leeds"

UPDATE: The fire service said the man was treated for smoke inhalation on the scene.

The source of the fire was an overheated pan on the hob, a spokesman said.

The man is not thought to be seriously injured.

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