A MAN was rescued from a first floor flat after seven fires engines were called in the early hours of this morning.

Smoke was seen coming from the window of the flat in Friars Moor in Sturminster Newton just after half past midnight.

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A spokesman for Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said six sets of breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and a main line were used to tackle the fire.

The spokesman added: "Positive pressure ventilation was then used to clear the smoke. The crews who attended initially requested assistance so this incident ended up with seven fire engines and a aerial ladder platform."