REDDITCH firefighters were called to a house fire in Redditch this morning, (December 23).

Crews were called at 1am to a property in Drayton Close. People were rescued from the house, and firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish the fire.

Earlier in the evening, around midnight, firefighters were called to a property in Dolben Lane, where a woman was threatening to start a fire in her property.

After being spoken to, the woman did not carry out with her threat.