Blazing home

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A FAMILY were forced to flee their home after a blaze tore through their kitchen.

 The three adults and child had a lucky escape after a fire started in the kitchen-diner of their two-storey, end-of-terrace home in Birtley Avenue, Town End Farm.

 Fire crews were called to tackle the blaze at about 3pm yesterday.

 The family was checked over by paramedics but were uninjured.

 The fire left the room severely damaged.