Children rescued from house blaze

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Six children were rescued from a house after a fire broke out in the attic.

A passer-by and neighbours helped lead the children and an adult from the house in Colne Road as fire crews raced to the address yesterday.

The crews arrived at the scene at 3-45pm and used breathing apparatus and a hose reel to extinguish the blaze.

One woman was taken to hospital for treatment after suffering burns to her finger.

Police are investigating the cause of the fire.