House fire in Carlton

House fire on Arundel Drive, Carlton  (w110228-3d)
House fire on Arundel Drive, Carlton (w110228-3d)
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A HOUSE has been badly damaged by fire in Carlton.

Emergency services were called to the blaze at a semi-detached house in Arundel Drive around 2.40am.

The fire was started by cabling in an electric blanket said a Notts Fire and Rescue Service spokesman.

Two people who were in the house had escaped before the fire service arrived and were taken to hospital. A woman suffered smoke inhalation, while a man had burns to his hands.

The fire caused severe damage to the house, and also damaged a neighbouring property.

The fire service were at the scene for over five hours.