Police cars, fire engines and ambulances were called to reports of a house fire at Lound Road opposite K Village at Kendal at 11.52am today, Thursday.

Six fire appliances and six police vehicles attended as did the ambulance service.

A woman was found at the property with serious injuries which are not thought to be life threatening.

She was taken to hospital by air ambulance which had landed at nearby Kirkbie Kendal School.

The road was closed for some time, causing tailbacks and buses to be rerouted, but the road was re-opened at 12.50pm.

However, a section of the pavement outside the house remained cordoned off for some time after the road was reopened.

Police are currently not looking for anyone else in connection to the incident.

A police spokesperson said this was an isolated incident and there was no perceived threat to the public.

It is believed that the fire did not affect any adjacent properties.