House smoke damaged by bedroom fire

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A BEDROOM was badly damaged and a house left smoke-logged following a blaze at a Wigan home.

The fire, which is thought to have been caused by a faulty electrical appliance, broke out at an address in Ince at around 11am on Sunday January 10.

The occupants were out when the blaze started in a bedroom and were alerted to the flames by the terraced property’s smoke alarms on their return.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the house on Heber Street and brought the blaze under control before using a large fan to clear the smoke.

The incident damaged the contents of the bedroom and an area of timber flooring and left smoke damage throughout the house.

Investigations into the cause of the blaze are now under way but fire crews confirmed there are no suspicious circumstances.

Firefighters from Wigan and Hindley stations who attended the fire also gave home safety advice to the occupants and the other residents on the street.

The crews were at the scene for around an hour.