Microwaved food sparks 999 drama

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Food accidentally left in a microwave for too long sparked a 999 call-out yesterday evening.

Firefighters from Bispham and Fleetwood were called to a home in Windsor Avenue, Thornton, at around 10.35pm.

The burning food had generated smoke, and one person had to be treated by paramedics after breathing it in, a spokesman for the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said.

For a free home fire safety check, call 0800 169 11 25.