St Helens house fire leaves baby boy in hospital

A five-month-old baby boy was taken to hospital after a fire broke out at a house on Merseyside.

Fire crews were called to the blaze on Fir Street in Thatto Heath, St Helens, at 2130 BST on Sunday.

A spokesperson for Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said they found a bedside unit and cot alight in a first-floor bedroom of the house.

The baby was taken to Whiston Hospital where he was treated for burns to his face.

An investigation is under way to establish the cause of the fire.

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