Flat evacuated after severe chip pan fire

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Six people managed to flee an early morning fire that ravaged a first floor flat in Lytham Road, Blackpool.

One of the residents of the flat above the Four Seasons Cafe fell asleep with a chip pan on, and was woken by a sounding smoke alarm at 2am on Saturday.

All occupants managed to evacuate themselves before firefighters arrived on scene.

A spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said: “When we got there, a front window had failed and you could see flames coming out.

“It was a serious fire that has caused significant damage to the kitchen and has smoke-logged the rest of the property.

“Luckily a smoke alarm was fitted, but the message here is never to use a chip pan when you’re feeling sleepy.”