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Seven rescued from Barmouth flat fire


Firefighters tonight rescued seven people from a flat fire in Barmouth.

Crews from Barmouth, Dolgellau and Harlech were called to the flat above commercial premises on the High Street at 19.39hrs today, Thursday February 7.

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 and more details will follow tomorrow.

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