Fire Service crews confirmed that a ground floor flat was well alight and that a female casualty had been rescued. Four breathing apparatus wearers extinguished the fire using two hose reels.
A search was carried out for two cats and one dog which were rescued from the property.
Two casualties were conveyed to Leicester Royal Infirmary by road ambulance.
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