A MAN had to be rescued by firefighters following a kitchen blaze in a Blackpool flat.
Two crews from Blackpool fire station and one from Bispham were called to the second floor flat on Lord Street at 4.20am.
A man inside was pulled from the blaze and taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital.
Firefighters used a hose reel to put the fire out.
It caused severe damage to the kitchen and smoke damage to the remainder of the flat.