Probe launched after upper floor of Wigan house is destroyed by fire

Two people fled for their lives as a Wigan home was engulfed in flames.
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Firefighters say the upper floor of a semi-detached home in Saddleback Road, Norley, was "completely destroyed" as a blaze tore through rooms at 6am on Tuesday.

A spokesman for the Wigan crew said that two people who were in the house managed to escape from the inferno before 999 services arrived.

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But they were taken to Wigan Infirmary to be treated for smoke inhalation.

He added: "The upstairs of the house was completely destroyed. Fire investigation are looking into the cause of the incident.

"We used four breathing apparatus, two hoses and a ventilation fan to get rid of all the smoke."

Houses next door were temporarily evacuated as a precaution but were later allowed back in after gas supplies had been checked.

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