AN elderly woman suffered smoke inhalation following a fire at her home.
The woman had managed to escape the property in Heywood Gardens, Golborne, after a smouldering cigarette set furniture alight in the downstairs bedroom, at 5.15pm on Friday.
Firefighters, using breathing apparatus and a hose reel, extinguished the flames.
The blaze was believed to have been contained in the bedroom, but created a lot of smoke damage to the rest of the house.
The woman, who was conscious, was taken to hospital by paramedics.