Morecambe flats evacuated after kitchen fire

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Fire forced the evacuation of flats in Morecambe last night after someone fell asleep while cooking chips.

People living in the four-storey mid terrace building on Clarendon Road got out after hearing a smoke alarm around 12.40am this morning, Friday.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said the occupant of the ground-floor flat put chips in the oven but then fell asleep on a settee.

Two fire engines from Morecambe attended.

A fire service spokesman said the fire caused light smoke damage to the affected flat.

No one was injured.


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