UPDATED: Man hospitalised in Harleston house fire

House fire in London Road, Harleston. Photo: Simon Marjoram.
House fire in London Road, Harleston. Photo: Simon Marjoram.
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Multiple crews are at the scene of a house blaze in Harleston.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service were alerted to the incident, in London Road, shortly after 7.30am.

Fire crews from Harleston, Diss, Long Stratton, Bungay and Earlham initially attended the scene, and used ladders, hose reel jets, main jets and breathing apparatus to tackle the blaze.

Four crews remain at the scene and are currently dampening down.

One person has been taken to hospital with smoke inhalation.

A spokesperson for the East of England NHSA Ambulance Trust (EEAST) said: “We received a call today at 7.40am to reports of a fire at a property on London Road in Harelston. We dispatched an ambulance crew and ambulance officer to assist.

House fire in London Road, Harleston. Photo: Simon Marjoram.

House fire in London Road, Harleston. Photo: Simon Marjoram.

“At the scene a man, believed to be in his 60s, was treated for smoke inhalation before being taken to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for further care in a stable condition.

London Road is closed from the Wilderness Lane junction into the town centre, and Norfolk Police is advising people to avoid the area.

More to follow.