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Thursday, 24 April 2014

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Firefighters tackle house fire near Penrith

Firefighters tackled a blaze at a house near Penrith in the early hours this morning.

Crews from Lazonby and Penrith were called to the fire at a detached house in Great Salkeld at around 6.30am.

The blaze was confined to the ground floor, which was heavily smoke logged, and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet and covering jet to tackle the flames.

Crews then used a pump and small hand tools to remove water from the cellar.

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