Man rushed to hospital after suffering from burns and smoke inhalation in Daventry house fire

The mid-terrace house fire affected a number of neighbouring properties

Tuesday, 6th July 2021, 10:51 am

A man has been rushed to hospital following a house fire in Daventry this afternoon (July 5).

Three fire crews from Daventry and Long Buckby were called to Jubilee Close in Byfield at around 3.17pm where a mid-terrace two-storey house fire was alight. Flames were starting to spread to four neighbouring properties. Another fire engine from Moulton was also called to the scene.

Firefighters advised residents to avoid the area while crews are on scene.

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The fire was extinguished around three hours later at 6.05pm, after which damping down took place.

The roof of the property - where the fire started - was completely destroyed by the blaze and the four neighbouring properties where the flames spread to all suffered smoke and water damage.

A man in his thirties was rushed to hospital after suffering from burns and smoke inhalation and the occupiers of the affected homes were rehoused overnight.

The cause of the fire is not yet known by the fire service and currently remains under investigation, with further inspections of the site to take place tomorrow.

Station manager at Daventry, Scott Hirons, said: “I would like to pay tribute to the crews for their hard work, but also say a particular thanks to the residents of Byfield who were nearby. They were incredibly supportive and understanding during the emergency phase of the incident, which helped us to take quick decisive actions.”

If you see a fire, call the Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue service immediately on 999.