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Three rescued after flat fire in Plympton

The fire was in a ground floor flat in Maddock Road, Plympton Credit: Google Maps

An investigation is underway into what caused a fire in Plympton last night, that saw three people rescued from the building.

Fire crews were called to a fire in a ground floor flat just before 8pm in Maddock Drive, Plympton.

One man was rescued from the flat by members of the public before the fire service got there. He was later taken to hospital with severe burns.

A further two females were rescued from a first floor flat by firefighters using a ladder.