Tyne & Wear

Two children and three adults treated after house fire

Five people including two children have been taken to hospital following a house fire in County Durham.

Firefighters called to a terraced house on Church Street in Howden Le Wear just before 05.00 GMT found the living room on fire.

A man and the two children had managed to get out of the house, but two other adults had to be rescued.

They were taken to hospital suffering the effects of smoke inhalation, the fire service said.