AN overturned lamp caused a fire in an Altrincham house.

Crews from Altrincham, Sale and Wythenshawe fire stations were called to the two-storey property, on Oakfield Road, at around 5.45am on May 25.

An 87-year-old man and a 61-year-old woman were out of the property when crews arrived and were being treated by paramedics.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus then entered the house and put out the blaze with a hose reel.

The fire caused damage to the carpet and other items in the living room of the house.