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Neighbours described as "truly courageous" after helping fire victim

Neighbours described as "truly courageous" after helping fire victim

Published at 8:30am 15th April 2016. (Updated at 5:05pm 15th April 2016)

A man has been seriously injured in a house fire in Pool-in-Wharfedale.

The 51-year-old suffered 25% burns when the blaze broke out at a property on Wharfe View last night.

A neighbour, who was walking his dog, spotted smoke coming from the house and alerted other neighbours.

They went inside and rescued the semi-conscious man.

Fire crews from Otley, Rawdon and Cookridge were called to the scene just before 11pm.

Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued a 41-year-old woman and a nine-year-old girl, who were unconscious, from a top floor bedroom.

Russ Hepton, District Commander for Leeds, said: "The actions of the neighbours are truly courageous.

"They have entered the house despite there being a serious and developing fire inside, without prioritising their own safety.

"They came across the man, who has suffered serious burns, and were able to get him outside to safety.

"Neighbours also guided the fire engines into the scene and crews acted swiftly to rescue the woman and child and gave them oxygen at the scene to assist their breathing."

The man is currently in a serious condition at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield.

The woman and child were taken to Leeds General Infirmary suffering from smoke inhalation and their conditions aren't though to be life-threatening.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing, but police aren't treating it as suspicious.