Kitchen fire traps woman

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A WOMAN had to be rescued from her flat after her kitchen bin caught alight.

Fire crews went to the third-floor Roker Avenue flat at about 9.50pm yesterday after the woman became trapped in her smoke-filled kitchen.

She was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

It is believed the fire was started after a cigarette that had not been put out properly was placed in a bin.