FIREFIGHTERS were called to deal with a fire at a bungalow in the early hours of this morning. (Saturday, January 12)

At around 3.30am two appliances from Durham station attended the scene in Potters Bank, Durham, where an electric blanket had set alight and caused a small fire in a bedroom.

Two women suffering the effects of smoke inhalation were assessed at the scene by an ambulance crew but did not require hospital treatment.

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