Eight people rescued from property fire

A cordon outside a property with fire damage
The blaze broke out before 02:30 BST in Middlefield [BBC]

Eight people have been rescued after a fire at a property in the early hours, officials have said.

The blaze broke out before 02:30 BST in Middlefield, Oldham, a spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) confirmed.

A dog was also rescued by firefighters, who tackled the flames for about three hours.

It is not clear if those who were rescued were injured.

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