Northern Ireland

Baby is rescued from fire at flat in Braniel estate

Four people were rescued from the fire including a baby
Image caption Four people were rescued from the fire including a baby

Four people, including a three-month-old baby, have been rescued from a fire in east Belfast.

A man and woman and the child were rescued from a top floor flat in the Braniel estate by members of the fire service wearing breathing apparatus.

The three were taken to the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald suffering from effects of breathing in smoke.

An elderly woman was also taken from a ground flood flat - although she did not need hospital treatment.