Lucky escape as fire-fighters pull resident from burning house

PUBLISHED: 09:58 30 July 2011

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A SOHAM resident had a lucky escaped after being rescued from a burning house by fire-fighters.

The incident took place on Fordham Road in the early hours of Saturday morning, with neighbours contacting the fire service at about 4.15am after hearing fire alarms sounding at the property.

Smoke was pouring from the building and the neighbour reported seeing one person trapped inside the house.

Two fire crews from Soham and a crew from Ely arrived at the scene shortly before 4.25am and headed into the burning house to rescue the stricken resident.

According to reports from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service the resident was unharmed.

An investigation revealed that unattended cooking had caused the blaze.

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