Elderly man safe after Wigan house fire
A man in his 90s had a lucky escape when smoke alarms alerted him to a blaze in the early hours.
A pan of food caught fire on the gas cooker at the house on Forge Street, Ince, at around 12.30am on Saturday.
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The fire was out when firefighters arrived and they used a fan to clear smoke from the property.
The pensioner was given a precautionary check by paramedics.
A fire service spokesman said: "Working smoke alarms may have saved his life at that time of night.
"I would always recommend people have working smoke alarms in their property."