Kitchen fire leaves Selsey pensioner hospitalised

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AN ELDERLY man was taken to hospital in the early hours of this morning, after a small fire in his Selsey home (December 19).

Firefighters were called to Gainsborough Drive just after midnight, to a fire in a house on the road.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said the fire ‘involved cooking’, and burnt items were re moved from the house.

The elderly man suffered from smoke inhalation, and was given oxygen by firefighters before heading to hospital by ambulance.

The house was ventilated, and the firefighters left the scene at 1.25pm.