One person has been hospitalised with burns after a house fire broke out at lunchtime on Sunday (February 19).

The fire broke out at a private address on High Street, Lingdale in Saltburn-by-the-Sea just before 12noon.

Extensive damage was caused to the property as three fire engines attended to extinguish the blaze.

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One person was treated for burns and taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough with their injuries.

The air ambulance was also called to the scene but was stood down a short time later and the patient was taken to hospital by paramedics.

In a statement the Cleveland Fire Brigade said: “There was 100% fire damage to room of origin, 50% smoke damage to rest of ground floor and 20% smoke damage to stairs and landing.

“Four breathing apparatus, two hose reels, a thermal image camera and a positive pressure ventilation fan were used to extinguish fire.

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“One casualty was taken to hospital by ambulance.”

An ambulance service spokesperson added: “We received a call at 12.02 today (Sun 19 Feb) to reports of a fire at a private property in Saltburn-by-the-Sea. We dispatched a paramedic ambulance, air ambulance and a clinical team leader.

“One patient was treated for burns before being taken to James Cook Hospital by the paramedic crew.”

Police also attended the scene. The Northern Echo has contacted Cleveland Police for a comment.

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