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Trapped residents saved from early morning house fire in Swansea

The fire was in multi-occupancy building in Brynymor Road in Swansea.

Residents were evacuated from a multi-occupancy building in Uplands following a serious fire, which was battled by crews from across the Swansea Bay region.

One man is believed to have broken a leg while jumping from a window to escape the fire on Brynymor Road early on Monday morning, while another escaped through a window after becoming trapped in his room by smoke.

He was rescued from his bedroom by other residents, who used a ladder and broke his window to enable him to get free of the building.

One man is believed to have broken a leg while jumping from a window to escape the fire.

Fire crews from Swansea Central, Swansea West, Morriston , Port Talbot , Neath , Pontardawe and Tumble attended the incident, following the emergency call just before 7am.

In total, eight people and a dog were rescued by fire fighters from the three-storey property which was well alight when officers arrived.

In total, eight people and a dog were rescued by fire fighters.

Crews extinguished the fire using breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, a main jet, a safety jet, and pressure ventilation fan, as well as a thermal imaging camera.

Four people were taken to hospital by ambulance.

Part of Brynymor Road was cordoned off while crews battled the fire.

I was in bed when the alarm went off.

I ignored it to start with, as it has been going off a few times lately.

I thought it was the alarm on another floor, but then I heard shouting and I opened my door and smoke poured in.

I panicked. I got a tea towel and soaked it and put it in my mouth, but there was so much smoke.

It was very scary. I called 999 and told them, and as it was happening I could hear people outside.

I started knocking on the window and there was a guy telling me to smash the window but I couldn’t do it.

There’s been a ladder in the hallway and someone grabbed it and leaned it on the window and got a big rock to smash it, and then helped me out.

Another guy jumped out of another window and broke his leg. But no-one died and that is the important thing.

Hopefully the damage isn’t too great either.

– Resident Jim Carroll

A spokesman for South Wales Police said: “We were in attendance to assist with the road closures.”