Two in 'lucky escape' from Exeter house fire

Fire in Exeter Gas cylinders were found in one of the rooms

Two men who escaped from a house fire in Devon are "lucky to be alive", firefighters say.

The blaze broke out at about 01:45 GMT at the terraced property in Well Street, Exeter, near the city centre.

Devon and Somerset Fire Service said its officers and police were investigating the cause.

The occupants, a man in his 80s and his son, were taken to hospital to be treated for the effects of smoke inhalation.

Firefighters had to deal with gas cylinders in one room before the fire was brought under control by 03:30 GMT.

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