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Firefighters tackle Carlisle house blaze

[A]t 12:18am today, Tuesday 25 October firefighters were called to reports of a house fire with people inside on South Street, Carlisle.

On arrival, crews found the porch area of the property was on fire.

A spokesman for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service said: “The firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, used one hose reel jet to put out the fire.

“They also used a large fan to clear smoke from the property.

“Crews were in attendance for approximately thirty minutes at the scene.

“All persons were accounted for.”

At 5:06am today two fire engines from Seascale and Bootle were called to a domestic property in Boot.

Firefighters found the fire involved the chimney of the property, which had burnt through to the floor beams and floor boards.

Crews used small hand tools and a saw to cut the floor boards and beams away so that they could investigate the cause of fire.

Although there are currently no signs of fire crews remain on the scene investigating.

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