House fire in Welwyn Garden City

TWO people were coaxed out of their home by a 999 operator after reporting a fire in their living room.

As firefighters raced to the scene at Leigh Common, WGC, at 1.30am this morning (Friday), the pair were encouraged to leave their mid-terrace home.

Blue watch commander Mark Massey said they were probably in shock.

He told the WHT: “When we arrived there was a well developed fire in the ground floor living room.

“It was coming out into the hallway and up the stairs and there was lots smoke issuing.”

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Four firefighters entered the house with breathing apparatus and the neighbouring houses were also evacuated as a precaution.

The residents of the stricken home were taken to hospital by ambulance with smoke inhalation.

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