Soham firefighters tackling major house fire in Kentford

PUBLISHED: 11:59 08 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:59 08 February 2013

The house fire in Kentford

The house fire in Kentford

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FIREFIGHTERS from Soham are tackling a blaze at a house in Kentford.

A man has been taken to hospital and eight fire crews are currently tackling the blaze at the property in Gazeley Road, Kentford after a roof collapsed.

Six sets of breathing apparatus are currently being used and one man has been sent to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

The crews were called to the property at 9.05am after a man from the house alerted emergency services to the blaze.

Police confirmed people were reported to have been inside the building.

The roof of the property collapsed and further collapses are likely, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said.

The area has been cordoned off as fire crews continue to douse the fire at the single-story building.

Power lines have been isolated and the building is at risk of structural collapse.

Two crews from Bury St Edmunds, Mildenhall and Soham were sent to the house. A command unit and support appliance was sent from Ixworth. A turntable ladder and support pump from Cambridge is now in attendance.

Fire Investigation Officers have been scrambled to the scene and police are in attendance for traffic management.

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