Manchester

Father rescues baby from fire in Albert Mount, Oldham

Firefighters have praised a father who rescued his two-year old baby from a house fire in Greater Manchester.

Stephen Spence heard his baby's cries as he neared his ex-partner's house on Albert Mount, Oldham, on Saturday.

He kicked the door down with another man to snatch the baby to safety, while his current partner tried to rescue the baby's mother from a bedroom.

Tiffany Clegg said the door had swollen and she could not open it. "The fire brigade had to rescue her," she said.

Oldham Station Manager Angus Robinson said Mr Spence was "very brave and did a good job".

"If it hadn't been for his actions, it could have been more serious," he added.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

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