Firefighters rescue man from Sleaford house fire

A man has been rescued from a house fire in Sleaford.

Two people have been taken to hospital after a fire broke out at a property on Claremont Park in the town at 7.20am.

Investigations are now taking place and the road has been blocked off by Lincolnshire Police, with an officer guarding the scene.

Police guarding Claremont Park in Sleaford after a house fire. Photo: Guy Owen for Lincolnshire Reporter

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue said: “The call was made at 7.20am and three crews attended from Sleaford, Billinghay and Metheringham.

“It was at a residential property at Claremont Park.

“A female occupant was able to leave the premises but firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued a male occupant.

“Both were handed over to the care of ambulance crews and taken to hospital.

“An investigation is taking place today.”

Photo: Guy Owen for Lincolnshire Reporter

A spokesperson for East Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 7.20am from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue requesting our assistance at a fire in Sleaford.

“We sent a paramedic on a fast response car, two crewed ambulances and then crew from the Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire Air Ambulance, including a doctor and paramedic.”