Firefighters tackle blaze at Hitchin house

A CHILD was taken to hospital after a house caught fire in Hitchin yesterday morning (Thursday).

Fire engines from Hitchin and Stevenage were called to North Place at around 8am after reports of a heavily smoke logged two-storey terrace house.

The blaze is believed to have started in a rear upstairs bedroom but the cause is unknown at present.

The fire had been put out by 8.35am.

A boy was taken to hospital with burns to his hands.