CREWS have rushed to an early-morning kitchen fire at a Carlisle home.

An engine from Carlisle West was called to a first-floor flat on Knowefield Close, Stanwix at 12.45am on Thursday.

A spokesman from Cumbria Fire and Rescue said: "An elderly man was removed from the property by fire service personnel and conveyed to hospital by ambulance."

The crews were in attendance for about 40 minutes.