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UPDATED: Three rescued from fire in Bridgwater (August 28)
THREE people had to be rescued from a home in Bridgwater after a huge fire broke out in the early hours of this morning (August 28).
Three fire crews from Bridgwater were called to reports of a property fire in Kendale Road at 2.17am.
A fire service spokesman said: “On arrival crews discovered an end terrace property with the first floor well alight.
“Three persons were rescued from the property and were dealt with by ambulance personnel for minor burns and smoke inhalation.”
Crews used breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets to extinguish the blaze, but 50% of the property was damaged by the fire, heat and smoke.
Teresa Stain, who lives next door, said: “Our neighbours came over and started hammering our door to wake us up and warn us to get the kids out.
“I’d like to thank them because my children were sleeping in the room next to where the fire is thought to have started and I don’t know what would have happened if we hadn’t been warned.
“One of my daughters was treated by a paramedic for smoke inhalation and I had an asthma attack. The fire service arrived quickly and checked my home to make sure we were safe.
“Someone is coming out to assess the structural damage to my home to ensure it remains safe.”
Another neighbour, Chris Brislin, said: “The neighbours came and knocked on my door to tell us there was a fire.
“We didn’t realise how big the fire was until the glass blew out of the windows with a huge bang.”
An investigation into the cause of the fire is still underway.
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