Fire crews were called to reports of a fire at a flat in the Hele area of Torquay this morning, Sunday 22nd October.
Two fire appliances from Torquay, one from Paignton were mobilised to the incident in Orchard Road at around 3.15am.
The fire involved a gas meter on the outside of the property. The fire service asked the gas/electricity board to attend as a matter of urgency to isolate the gas and electricity.
The fire service state four people were rescued from the fire by Fire Service Personnel. Three led to safety and one rescued from the first floor.
The cause of the fire was accidental.
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