Man taken to hospital after Murton fire

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A MAN was taken to hospital after a fire in the front room of a house in Murton this morning.

He and a woman were treated at the scene of the fire in West Ellen Street for the effect of smoke inhalation, but he required further treatment.

No-one else was involved.

A Staffordshire Bull Terrier was rescued from the back room of the house after the fire broke out shortly after 10am.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.