A number of residents have been taken to hospital following a fire at a Whitley Bay home.
Firefighters were called to a fire at a property on Belmont Avenue around 9:34 a.m. on Sunday April 24 and spent nearly two hours battling the flames. Two people who lived in the house were transported by ambulance to the Northumbria Specialist Urgent Care Hospital in Cramlington with minor injuries.
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service confirmed the cause of the fire is under investigation. Four fire engines from Byker and Tynemouth were present during the incident, along with medics from the North Eastern Ambulance Service and the Gas Authority.
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A Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We received a report of a fire on Belmont Avenue, Whitley Bay at 9.30am.
“Four aircraft from Tynemouth and Byker were present and arrived at the scene at 9.34am. The North East Ambulance Service was present and first aid was provided at the scene. The injured were taken to hospital in Cramlington. The stop message was at 11:15 a.m..”
A North East Ambulance Service spokeswoman confirmed that two people had been taken to hospital.
“We received a 999 call at 9.35am this morning for a house fire at a private address on Belmont Avenue in Whitley Bay,” they said.
“We sent a danger zone response team, an emergency ambulance team and an officer. We transported two patients to Cramlington Hospital with minor injuries.”
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