10 Jun 2014

Man rescued from Waikato fire

9:48 am on 10 June 2014

A man has been rescued from the second storey of his burning Waikato home.

Police arrived at the fire in Hamilton's Ulster Street at around 2am on Tuesday.

They say they could hear a man yelling for help, trapped in a second floor bedroom.

Two officers persuaded the man to jump, and caught him, just as fire fighters arrived. He was taken to Waikato Hospital but discharged himself a short time later.

Police are investigating the cause of the fire.