Man rescued from burning flat

A MAN was rescued from his burning flat by a neighbour this evening.

The fire broke out just after 5.30pm in Belvedere Close, Higher Fold, Leigh.

The man believed to be 40 climbed out of a window after a neighbour put up a ladder for him to climb down.

He was treated for smoke inhalation on the scene before being take to Wigan Hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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