A mother and her two children are in hospital after they were rescued from a fire at a house in Baskerville Road in Stoke on Trent. A 22 year old woman and her two children, a six year old boy and a two year old girl, were taken to North Staffordshire hospital. They are in a stable condition.
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The fire service found a fire in a first-floor bedroom, and managed to put it out before it could spread to other parts of the house.
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