Man taken to hospital following flat fire

New Charlotte Street, Southville

A male casualty was taken to hospital following a ground floor flat caused by smoking materials.

Two crews from Temple and one from Bedminster fire station attended the incident.

Firefighters in breathing apparatus used one high-pressure hose reel and one 45mm jet to tackle the fire.

The male in his 20s was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital by paramedics.

The cause of the fire is thought to be accidental.

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