FIREFIGHTERS are urging residents to be extra vigilant after a blaze destroyed the ground floor of a Wigan flat.
At around 12.25am on Tuesday morning, emergency services were called to an apartment on Linney Square in Scholes.
Fire had spread through the ground floor of the property and completely gutted the area.
Fortunately, nobody was at home at the time of the incident and there were no reported injuries.
An investigation into what caused the fire has now been launched.
Firefighters will be conducting home safety checks throughout the area as a result.