Sparks from chimney likely cause of fire alert

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Police say the likely cause of a house fire was caused by sparks landing on some logs which resulted in a terraced house filling with smoke.

Fire crews were called to Laburnum Avenue, Consett, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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Two rescued from Consett house fire

Two people have been rescued from a house fire in County Durham. The fire broke out in the living room of the house in Consett in the early hours of Saturday morning.