Tyne & Wear

Neighbour rescues three from Gateshead house fire

The scene of the house fire in Wrekenton
Image caption An eyewitness said the neighbour used a trampoline to reach a ledge

A neighbour helped three people, including a baby, escape from a house fire in Gateshead.

The fire started in a bedroom of the home in Seaburn Gardens, Wrekenton, on Wednesday night.

The neighbour used a window to rescue a 41-year-old woman, 14-year-old girl and a 14-month-old boy. They were treated in hospital for the effects of smoke.

Another three people got out by themselves. A nine-year-old was also taken to hospital.

A dog was rescued from the house and given oxygen.

An eyewitness said the neighbour used a trampoline outside the house to climb on to a ledge under the window.

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