SEVEN people including a child had to be rescued from a blaze at a block of flats.
The residents had to climb down ladders to escape the fire which started in the stairwell of the New Court block of flats in Cowley Peachey.
Four fire engines were sent to tackle the flames at 8pm yesterday (Wednesday).
All seven were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.
The flats have since been boarded up.