Northampton woman critical after fire rescue

A woman is in a critical condition in hospital following her rescue from a house fire in Northampton.

Firefighters and police were called to Allard Close in the early hours of Monday.

A man and a 10-year-old child had already escaped from the property and fire crews were able to rescue the woman.

An investigation is being carried out to establish the cause of the fire, which began in the kitchen.

The man and child were also taken to Northampton General Hospital as a precaution.

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