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Two people have been rescued from a flat fire in Whitehaven.
Fire engines from Whitehaven, Workington and Egremont were called to the blaze at Birley Court.
Firefighters used breathing apparatus to rescue the pair, who were trapped on the second floor of the building.
The two casualties were taken to hospital by ambulance and firefighters damped down the incident.
An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.