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Residents are taken to hospital after a house fire in Whitley Bay

Many residents were taken to hospital after a house fire in Whitley Bay.

Firefighters were called to fire on Belmont Avenue on Sunday, April 24, around 9:34 a.m. and spent nearly two hours fighting the flames. Two people who lived in the house were taken by ambulance to Northumbrian Specialized Emergency Care Hospital in Cramlington with minor injuries.

The Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed that the cause of the fire is under investigation. Four fire trucks from Byker and Tynemouth were present during the incident, along with paramedics from the North East Ambulance Service and the Gas Authority.

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Tyne and Wear, a spokesman for the Fire and Rescue Service, said: “We received a report of a fire on Belmont Avenue, Whitley Bay, at 9:30.

“Four devices from Tynemouth and Byker were present and arrived at the site at 9:34 a.m. The northeast ambulance arrived and first aid was provided on the scene. The wounded were taken to Cramlington Hospital. The stop was reported at 11:15 a.m.”

A spokeswoman for the North East Ambulance Service confirmed that two people had been taken to hospital.

“This morning at 9:35 we received a call to 999 due to a house fire at a private address on Belmont Avenue in Whitley Bay,” they said.

“We sent an emergency response team, an emergency crew and an officer. We transferred two patients with minor injuries to Cramlington Hospital.”

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