Four in hospital after Longsight house fire

Four people were taken to hospital after a house fire which broke out in Manchester in the early hours.

Fire crews were called to a terraced house, which had been converted into flats, in Portland Crescent in Longsight just before 04:00 BST.

Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said several people were trapped on the first and second floors.

One person managed to escape and five others were rescued by fire crews using ladders.

Those residents not in need of hospital treatment were provided with alternative accommodation for the night.

A joint investigation between specialist fire scene investigators and the police is under way.

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