A WOMAN was taken to hospital after a house fire in Northwich on Saturday.

Three fire engines were called to the semi-detached house in Kingsway at around noon, where the blaze had taken hold of the ground floor.

The woman managed to escape the house before firefighters arrived but was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

The road was closed while firefighters tackled the blaze.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.