Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging motorists to park with emergencies in mind following difficulties getting to a fire in Shrewsbury yesterday (Tuesday 19 October).
The Service was called to reports of a fire on Albert Street at around 12.40pm and the crews found it challenging to get the appliance close enough to the fire.
The firefighters rescued a man from the blaze who had to be taken to hospital for his injuries.
Station Manager Mark Weaver, who attended the incident, said:
“The crews found it incredibly difficult to get to the building due to the parking on the roadside. One firefighter had to go through the window wearing his breathing apparatus to get out of the appliance and rescue the man from the property.
“This kind of parking can cause delays at a time when every second counts and we urge to public to park considerately. We understand that you want to park outside your home and that it can sometimes be a nuisance to park further away but for us every minute wasted could be essential for the person we are trying to help.”