Southport flat fire: Mother and daughter rescued

A mother and her two-year-old daughter have been rescued from a fire at a flat in Merseyside.

Fire crews were called to the flats on Vulcan Street, Southport, at about 09:00 GMT on Saturday.

The kitchen had been damaged by fire and the 40-year-old resident and her daughter had to be led to safety from an upstairs bedroom.

They were both treated at the scene for the effects of smoke inhalation.

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