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Elderly man saved after sleeping through bedroom fire

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An elderly man has been saved by firefighters in Chichester when he was found asleep next to a fire at his property.

Three crews, two from Chichester and one from Bognor, attended the scene in Langdale Avenue on Wednesday night and their escape route helped elderly gentleman to ‘wake up and escape’.

The West Sussex Fire & Rescue station manager for Bognor Regis, East Wittering and Selsey, Gary Bell, described the crew actions as ‘fantastic’ and ‘well-planned’.

A spokesperson for West Sussex Fire and Rescue confirmed the fire was located in a bedroom on the 1st floor and one person was found in the property.

We were called to a fire at a property in Langdale Avenue, Chichester

Three engines, two from Chichester and one from Bognor, attended the scene. On arrival, the fire was located in a bedroom on the 1st floor. It was extinguished using two breathing apparatus, one high-pressure hose reel, and one covering jet.

One person in the property was handed over to SECAmb. We left at 23.07 after fitting a new smoke alarm in the property.

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