Four people escape Burnley house blaze

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FOUR people had a lucky escape early this morning after a fire started at their home.

Two fire crews from Burnley and one from Nelson were called to the house in Wren Street, Gannow, at 4-24 a.m. where flames had engulfed an upstairs bedroom.

The residents, three men and a woman, had managed to get out of the house before firefighters arrived but two were suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation and were checked out by paramedics at the scene.