Baby rescued from Exeter house fire by police

A baby has been rescued from a house fire in Exeter.

The blaze, on the ground floor of a house in the Mount Pleasant area of the city, started at about 23:00 GMT on Monday.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue said police officers managed to get the baby from the property before fire crews arrived.

The 12-month-old was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and treated for the effects of breathing in smoke.

The baby's mother was unhurt, a Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said.

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