All persons from the flat involved had evacuated safely prior to our arrival however due to the large amounts of smoke one male casualty was rescued from a second floor window by Fire Fighters using a 9m ladder. the male rescued was suffering from smoke inhalation and was treated by East Midlands Ambulance service.
A further 2 casualties who managed to evacuate the first floor of the premise were also found to be suffering signs of smoke inhalation and were treated by Ambulance crews.
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