Rescued Darlington woman critical after blaze

A woman rescued from a house fire in County Durham is critically ill, firefighters have confirmed.

Crews were called to a terraced property in Dunster Close, Darlington, on Wednesday, after reports of smoke coming from a bedroom window.

Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus found the woman unconscious nd she was taken to hospital.

The smoke alarm at the house was found to be working and the cause of the blaze is being investigated.

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