ELEVEN people were rescued from a smoke-filled building at Warrington early today.
Fire had broken out in a ground floor flat at the property in Redshank Lane, Oakwood.
Three fire engines from Warrington, Birchwood and Lymm went to the scene at around 5.30am
Two firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.
The whole building was heavily smoke logged so firefighters evacuated 11 other residents. They were checked at the scene by paramedics as a precautionary measure.
Crews the used a ventilation unit to clear the smoke from the building.
Firefighters were detained at the scene for around two hours 30 minutes.