A FIRE investigation is under way this morning, Thursday, after a blaze at a home on Ripley Street. 

One resident was taken to hospital as a precaution after flames spread through the terraced house at 1.20am. 

A Cheshire Fire spokesman said two people were in the property at the time of the fire but evacuated the house when the smoke alarms activated.

He added: "A fire investigation is underway to determine the cause of the blaze."