Family flees house fire in Newton Aycliffe

A baby and a toddler were taken to hospital after escaping from a house fire in County Durham with their mother.

A fire started in the kitchen of a home in Walker Lane, Newton Aycliffe, at about 02:00 GMT, the fire service said.

The children were taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital as a precaution.

Steve Wharton, from Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service, said the family had been "exceptionally lucky".

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