Family escape from burning home in Calne

A family managed to escape from their home after fire broke out in a first floor bedroom in Wiltshire.

Firefighters were called to the semi-detached property in The Were, Calne, in the early hours of Monday.

The occupants, including four children, had escaped from the building before they arrived.

Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said a four-year-old boy was taken to hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation.

"An adult, who also suffered smoke inhalation, was treated by paramedics at the scene," a spokesman added.

"Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus managed to rescue the family dog from the severe blaze.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

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