FIREFIGHTERS were called to a blaze involving a detached garage and Bungalow on Hillsborough Avenue, Breirfield this morning.

Six fire engines and an aerial ladder platform arrived at the scene at 10:47am where they evacuated the occupants and brought the fire under control by 2pm.

The fire service also worked with Electricity North West to switch off electricity and gas in the surrounding area as a precaution until around 3pm, however it is not believed that this is what caused the fire.

One fire engine has remained at the scene to continue monitoring the situation.

One person was taken to hospital by an ambulance and the cause of the fire is under investigation.