Woman rescued from burning barn in Norton

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A woman was rescued from a burning building in Norton this afternoon.

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the fire involving a barn and a flat shortly before 4pm today (Monday).

The woman was rescued by ladder from living accommodation in the building.

At first two pumps were sent to the scene but the scale of the fire meant further assistance was called for from more pumping appliances, an aerial appliance and two water carriers.

In attendance are two pumps from Daventry, one from Woodford Halse, one from The Mounts (Northampton), one from Mereway (Northampton) one from Rugby, an aerial appliance from Leamington Spa and a water carrier from Towcester and Olney. The incident was still ongoing at 6pm.