NEIGHBOURS help to remove gas tanks from the fire at a property in Balnamore on Monday.
A fire is believed to have started in a garage and then spread to the house. Aided by strong winds, the fire then spread to a second home.
Two people, both pensioners, were taken to Coleraine Hospital suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation.
Five fire tenders were at the scene which was subsequently sealed off while officers tried to discover how the blaze started.INBM37-11 034SC.