Kitchen fire in Houghton

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FIREFIGHTERS were called to a house in Houghton after a blaze started in the kitchen.

An engine from Houghton fire station and another from North Moor were called to a two-storey semi-detached house in Gregory Terrace, Fencehouses, at 4.16pm today.

The oven was completely damaged by the fire and the kitchen was left smoke-damaged.

Firefighting actions were limited to removing the heat source to extinguish the fire.