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Man in his 70s treated by ambulance crew after fire

A man aged 76 was treated by an ambulance crew in Paignton last night after a fire.

It broke out in St Pauls Road in Preston just before 930pm.

A crew from Torquay were also called to the scene.

It's believed the fire started in the kitchen.

A spokesperson for Devon & Somerset Fire service said: "On arrival the Incident Commander quickly got crews to work to locate and extinguish the fire using breathing apparatus, hose reel jets and a positive pressure ventilation fan. 

"The Incident Commander also requested an ambulance to attend for a 76 year old male casualty with smoke inhalation.

"The fire, which appeared to have started in the kitchen, caused approximately 50 per cent fire damage and severe smoke damage."

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