Two escape Mansfield flat fire

TWO people escaped from a fire which broke out in a Mansfield flat at the weekend.

Firefighters from Mansfield, Ashfield and Edwinstowe were called out to the blaze on Longford Walk on the Oak Tree Lane estate at around 10.30am on Sunday.

Fire had broken out in a first floor flat and a man and a woman had managed to get out of the property by themselves.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the blaze in around 40 minutes.

The inhabitants were treated for smoke inhalation by the ambulance service.