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OXFORD: A man has been taken to hospital after a house fire in Cowley Road this evening.

Fire crews were called to the blaze near The Cape of Good Hope pub shortly before 6.30pm.

The road was closed between The Plain and Marston Street.

One witnesses said firefighters kicked down the door and carried a man to safety. He was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital but his condition was not believed to be serious.