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Man Rescued From House Fire In York

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12:21pm 6th June 2013

A man's been rescued from a fire at a house in York. Fire crews were called to Bouthwaite Drive in the early hours of this morning, to what they initially thought was a smoke alarm going off.

When they arrived, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue say they saw smoke coming from the building and had to force entry into the property which was heavily smoke logged. They say that a man at the property was unresponsive, and crews had to carry him outside.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue say that when Ambulance crews arrived the man's condition deteriorated and he was taken to Hospital for a check up.

They add that it is believed that the man's condition was not caused by the fire but by toxic substances. They add that the fire was caused by a pan left unattended and was out on arrival of the fire service.

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