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Man Rescued From Colomberie Flat Fire

Image Credit: Jersey Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters have rescued a man from a third-floor flat after a fire broke out in St Helier early this morning.

A passer-by reported seeing smoke coming from the property at 5:55am.

Nine firefighters and two fire engines were needed to tackle the blaze, and rescue the man from the flat.

It caused Colomberie precinct to be closed for a time this morning while the fire was extinguished and the cause identified.

Fire Station Commander, Ryan Hall said the property didn't have a working smoke alarm:

"If the passing lady hadn’t seen the smoke this incident could have ended completely different.

“Despite being private or rental accommodation it is absolutely vital that every home has a working smoke detector.”

The man has been taken to Jersey General Hospital for treatment, and Colomberie precinct has since re-opened.

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