AN ELDERLY woman has been rescued from a house fire in Abertysswg, near Rhymney.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Crews were able to evacuate her from two-storey end of terrace home on Walter Street, shortly before midnight last night.

Fire fighters from Rhymney, Ebbw Vale and Tredegar were at the scene.

The woman was taken to hospital by ambulance, suffering from smoke inhalation.

No further update on her condition was available.