Two people hospitalised after house fire

TWO people were hospitalised following a house fire at the weekend.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to Datchworth on Saturday, following reports of a fire at a property in Brookbridge Lane at around 3.40pm.

The fire was believed to have started in a garage, and spread to the house itself.

A man and a woman, both believed to be in their 70s, were taken to the QE2 Hospital in WGC suffering from smoke inhalation.

Ambulance spokesman Gary Sanderson said: “On our arrival, both occupants of the house were safely out of the building and being cared for by neighbours in the street.

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“Paramedics assessed both casualties and they were found to be suffering the effects of smoke inhalation. “Following treatment, they were conveyed to the QE2 Hospital in WGC.”

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