Residents in Cumbria are being warned of the importance of smoke alarms after they were called to a house fire which saw a casualty taken to hospital after suffering smoke inhalation.
Crews were called to Little Acre in Newbiggin just after 7pm yesterday.
Two fire engines attended and were at the scene for about an hour.
Andrew Lowes, station manager for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service, tweeted the following: “Please check your smoke alarms and your neighbour’s smoke alarms. No house should be without a working smoke alarms.
“They are lifesavers literally. Penrith crews this evening have been to a house fire. No working smoke alarms.”