Recent reports revealed that seven people had to be provided with immediate assistance following a fire, which broke out in a house in County Durham. Out of the total seven treated for smoke inhalation, five have been reported to be children and two others are adults.
Further reports suggest that the bedroom of a house on Chestnut Grove in Roddymoor, near Crook, was on fire. The time has been estimated to be after 9:30 BST.
A spokesman for County Durham and Darlington Fire Service said, "The family had been alerted by a smoke alarm, due to which the family of seven had a lucky escape this morning after a fire broke out in an upstairs bedroom".
As soon as the parents became aware of the smoke alarm, they along with their young five children escaped from their house.
The condition was subjected to be critical enough, which took almost one and a half hour for two fire engines and firefighters to put off the fire.
After which, two of the children and one adult was rushed to Darlington Hospital, another adult and three children were admitted to University Hospital of North Durham. Police and fire officers have proposed that they are investigating the cause behind the outbreak of fire.
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