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Plymouth family rescued from devastating fire which damaged their home

The fire broke out at this property on South Milton Street Credit: ITV News

A family who were trapped in their home by a major fire have been rescued by firefighters.

Emergency services were called early this morning to a property in Plymouth, where two children and an adult were stuck on the top floor.

They were helped to safety down a ladder, through a window on the third storey, and are now being treated in hospital for smoke inhalation.

The fire damage inside the property Credit: ITV News

Fire crews have now extinguished the blaze which may have been started by a faulty electric socket.

A fundraising appeal to help the family has now been set up online to help pay for the children's Christmas presents which were damaged.

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Man dies after being hit by van while crossing the road

A 46-year-old man has died after he was hit by a van while crossing a road in Plymouth.

The man was rushed to Derriford Hospital with serious injuries, but sadly died a short time later.

The van driver, a 41-year-old man from Plymouth, was not injured in the collision.

The victim, from Devonport, was crossing the road when he was struck by a white Ford Transit Connect van in lane one of the Manadon-bound carriageway.

– Devon & Cornwall Police
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Police are now appealing for witnesses to the crash which happened outside the Esso Home Park service station on Outland Road.

The incident occurred at around 5.35pm on December 29.

The van driver, a 41-year-old man from Plymouth, was not injured in the collision.

The Manadon-bound carriageway was closed between Lyndhurst Road and the Venn Lane footbridge for five-and-a-half hours while officers carried out a forensic examination of the scene.

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