Fire service investigate cause of Gwynedd fire

North Wales Fire Service are investigating the cause of a flat fire in Gwynedd. Seven people were rescued from the property in Barmouth.

Crews were called to the property at 19.39 this evening.

The female caller reported that she, her brother, her partner and four children were trapped inside the property as the fire blocked their escape route.

The caller was given fire survival advice over the telephone by a control operator before all seven occupants were rescued by firefighters through a first floor window.

Crews used breathing apparatus, hose reels and a thermal imaging camera to tackle the fire which is thought to have originated in the communal hallway area.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

– North Wales Fire Service statement.