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Monday, 5 November 2007, 10:59 GMT
Sleeping man is rescued from fire

A 21-year-old man has been rescued from a blaze at a public house in Bristol.

The fire at the Ship and Castle pub in Ashton Vale Road, was spotted by a man, 26, living nearby. He forced his way in and rescued the sleeping man.

Paramedics treated the 26-year-old for scorching to his airways at the scene, but he declined to go to hospital.

No-one was seriously hurt. The pub, which was under refurbishment, was badly damaged. The cause of the blaze is being investigated.