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Sunday, 26 October 2014

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Woman badly burned in house fire moved to Newcastle hospital

A woman was hospitalised with serious burns after a house fire in Workington.

The blaze began at property on Walker Road, Salterbeck, shortly before 12.15am today.

The fire was in the building’s living room and was tackled by crews from Workington and Whitehaven, who were at the scene for almost two hours.

One of the firefighters at the scene said the burns were to the victim’s arms and upper body.

He said: “Visually they looked pretty bad.”

The injured woman was taken by ambulance to the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven but was then transferred to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

A police spokesman said she was in her 30s.

Six firefighters went into the house to extinguish the blaze. They also cleared smoke using a high-powered fan.

Police and fire investigators are set to visit the scene today. However, it is not thought to be suspicious.

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