Firefighters in Blackpool have reminded householders that they can have smoke alarms fitted free .
It follows an incident at sheltered accommodation in Forest Gate, Blackpool, tonight.
A microwave meal overheated and started smoking, but the occupant was alerted by a smoke alarm before the incident escalated.
Firefighters attended and found the flat was smoke logged but no serious damage.
A spokesman said: "The smoke alarm was fixed, working and did its job.
"It made the resident aware of what was going on before the incident could develop."