EMERGENCY services were called after a fire broke out in a property in Rainhill.

Fire crews and ambulance attended Holt Lane on Monday (July 29) at around 8.35am.

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A spokesman for the fire and rescue service said the blaze, which had started in a kitchen, had already been extinguished before crews arrived.

"It was a kitchen fire which was put out before we arrived," said a spokesman.

"Firefighters searched the property and we administered treatment to one of the occupants who had burns. We were there until 9.26am."

A North West Ambulance spokeswoman added: "We sent two vehicles to the scene and we took three patients to hospital."