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Two rescued in Milton Keynes sheltered housing fire

Two women had to be rescued after a fire broke out at a sheltered housing complex in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.

Fire crews were called to Buckland Lodge in Netherfield at about 0715 GMT, where the occupant of the ground-floor flat was pulled to safety by a warden.

Firefighters rescued another woman from her flat.

Both women were taken to hospital suffering from the effects of breathing in smoke.

Two other women were treated at the scene by paramedics from South Central Ambulance Service.

Tony Bennett, from Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: "Firefighters quickly brought the fire under control and searched the 23 occupied flats on the two floors.

"A phased evacuation was carried out and everyone was accounted for."

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