The ArgusMan rescued after being found in burning hallway (From The Argus)

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Preston Circus firefighters come to the rescue of Whitehawk man

The Argus: Man rescued after being found in burning hallway Man rescued after being found in burning hallway

A man was rescued from a roaring fire after being found unconscious in his hallway in the early hours of the morning.

Firefighters from Roedean Fire Station attended the blaze at about 2am and made a rapid entry when about a dozen residents outside Robert Lodge in Whitehawk began screaming "there's somebody in there".

The man was found by firefighter Tony Bush who carried the occupant of the first floor flat outside before re-entering to tackle the fire for about three hours.

While outside, fire officers brought the man back to consciousness before paramedics arrived to take over.

The fire caused damage to the flats above and a wider evacuation was carried out.

Mr Bush was in contact with the hospital overnight and was told the man was making good progress.

There was no working smoke alarm in the house, which meant the fire had spread and developed significantly before firefighters arrived.

Read Mr Bush's full account of the rescue operation in tomorrow's Argus.

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10:14am Thu 5 Jun 14

angrymonkey says...

with the cut back they plan this man might not be alive now.
with the cut back they plan this man might not be alive now. angrymonkey
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3:14pm Thu 5 Jun 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

Everyone check your smoke alarms are working and if you haven't got one, get one today - this proves how easily you can die without one.
Everyone check your smoke alarms are working and if you haven't got one, get one today - this proves how easily you can die without one. getThisCoalitionOut
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