Kitchen fire forces residents to flee home.

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Two people have been treated by paramedics after a house fire in Chester-le-street.

Firefighters from High Handenhold were called to Queen Street, Grange Villa at around 12.30am today.

The alarm was raised after a small fire was discovered in the kitchen of the home.

Those inside the property were able to escape ahead of the firebrigade arriving.

Two adults were treated by paramedics for smoke inhalation.