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Woman rescued from blaze at Co Antrim flat

A woman has been rescued from a blaze at a flat in Co Antrim.

A man was also rescued from the same property by a member of the public before emergency crews arrived at the scene.

Fire Crews were called to the house in Bushmills in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The woman was rescued from a bedroom in the first floor flat of the two storey building by firefighters.

She was rushed to Causeway Hospital where her condition is unknown.

A spokeswoman for the fire service said: “Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued a woman from a bedroom in a first floor flat of a two storey building.

“A man was removed from the flat by a member of the public prior to the arrival of Firefighters. A sounding smoke alarm alerted the member of the public to the fire.

“The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental and the incident was dealt with at 2.30am.”

A Northern Ireland Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service was called at 1.24am following reports of a fire at a residence in Ballaghmore Court, Bushmills.

“One accident and emergency crew was dispatched to the incident.

“Following assessment and treatment at the scene by paramedics, one patient was transported to Causeway Hospital."

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