A man was rescued from his home after a fire broke out at a flat in St Neots in the early hours of this morning (Friday).

Two Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service crews from St Neots were called to Henbrook at about 12.21am.

Firefighters arrived to the fire in a ground floor flat and rescued a man from inside the home.

Wearing breathing apparatus they extinguished the fire using a hose reel and cleared the smoke using a positive pressure ventilation fan. Crews returned to their station by 1.45am.

The man was later treated for smoke inhalation at the scene.

An investigation into the incident revealed that the cause of the fire was accidental.