Firefighters spent more than two hours battling a blaze at a house in west Cumbria.

The fire started in the chimney of a home in Little Broughton, near Cockermouth.

It happened at about 8.20pm last night.

Crews from Workington and Cockermouth attended.

A hosereel jet and small hand tools were used to extinguish the fire.

Firefighters were at the scene for two and a half hours.