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Neighbours rescue pregnant woman, two children from burning house


A pregnant woman and her two young children were rescued just in time after their house in Preston, Lancashire caught fire on Friday. The family was rescued by their neighbours who dashed through the flames to save them.

Neighbours Hayden Wolstencroft and Demi-Lee Carroll, both 17, and their friend Gordon Simpson rushed to the house after they heard the screams of the mother.

“You could see flames and there was no way for the mum and babies to get out. The woman was hanging from her window screaming for help. I tried to get closer, but the flames were already smothering the house,” said Hayden.