A MAN had to be rescued by firefighters from a first-floor window after a blaze broke out at his home in Livingston early today.
Crews were called to the two-storey house in Durward Rise about 12.15am.
The fire had started in the downstairs living room. The occupant had been alerted when the smoke alarm went off, A neighbour dialled 999.
Fire crews found the house heavily smoke-logged and rescued the man by ladder from a bedroom window.
He was treated at the scene by ambulance crews before being taken to St John’s Hospital, Livingston, suffering from the effects of smoke.