South East Wales

Housemates rescue elderly woman from Rhiwbina, Cardiff fire

An elderly woman was rescued by her housemates after a fire severely damaged a bungalow in Rhiwbina in Cardiff, says the fire service.

South Wales Fire and Rescue were alerted to the blaze at the semi-detached home at 17:49 GMT on Saturday.

The woman was taken to hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation, a fire service spokesperson said.

Firefighters using breathing apparatus to fight the blaze which took two hours to put out.

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