Northern Ireland

Trapped woman rescued from blaze in west Belfast

Fire appliance

A woman has been rescued by fire fighters from a house fire in west Belfast.

The blaze at the property in Brooke Drive in the Blacks Road area broke out shortly before 02:00 GMT on Wednesday.

Two men managed to escape but the woman was trapped at the window of a first floor bedroom.

The woman was brought to safety by a fire crew using a ladder. The fire service said the cause of the blaze was not thought to be suspicious.