Man rescued by neighbour after flat fire

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A MAN was rescued from a blaze at his first floor flat by a neighbour.

Firefighters from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the fire at Fartown, Pudsey, on Saturday at 3.50pm. Before they arrived a man had been rescued from the flat by a neighbour.

A spokesman for the fire service said yesterday: “The brigade were called to a report of a flat on fire at Fartown at Pudsey. There was reported people trapped inside the first floor flat.”

The spokesman said when firefighters arrived the man had been rescued by a neighbour using a ladder.

He was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation but did not need hospital treatment.

The fire brigade spokesman said the fire had involved a chip pan.

Appliances from Bradford and Leeds attended the incident.