Woman injured in Dawdon blaze

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A WOMAN suffered burns in a fire in East Durham in the early hours of today.

A firecrew from Seaham fire station was called to a report of a kitchen fire in a flat in Illchester Street, Dawdon, shortly after 1am.

They arrived to find the blaze had already been extinguished but the female occupant was suffering from burns to her hands and smoke inhalation.

She was tended to at the scene by paramedics but declined hospital treatment.