Northampton

Three children rescued from Northampton fire

Three children and a heavily pregnant woman have been rescued from a fire in a first-floor flat in Northampton.

Fire crews were called to South Oval, King's Heath, shortly before 1930 GMT on Wednesday.

The balcony of the flat was on fire and firefighters rescued the children and led the woman to safety.

A fire service spokeswoman said the door and windows were damaged. An investigation into the cause of the fire has begun.