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Fire at Holland Road flat

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10:16am 10th September 2011

A resident of a flat in Weymouth had to be taken to hospital after being rescued by firefighters from his property.

Dorset Fire & Rescue were alerted shortly after 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon to the groud floor flat at Holland Road in Westham.

The room where the fire started was severely damaged, with the rest of the flat badly smoke logged.

The man was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to Dorset County Hospital.

Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Colin Chapman said: "The response times of crews to this incident are an excellent example of the rationale behind moving Weymouth fire station. Having the station in the heart of an area where our most vulnerable and at risk communities are living allows us not only to educate them about preventing fires, but also to reach them much more quickly should they be unfortunate enough to experience a fire in their homes."

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