A man was taken to hospital this morning following a fire at a Paignton property.
The fire service attended a property in Winner Street just before 11.30am following reports of a fire.
On attendance, crews found a small fire in external guttering and waste pipe, crews led a male to safety off the balcony.
Crews used 2 breathing apparatus, 1 hose reel jet, 1 covering jet and a thermal imaging camera.
One male casualty was conveyed to hospital suffering the effects of smoke.
The fire service have stated that this is believed to be ‘deliberate ignition’.