Elderly woman's escape from Wigan house fire

Firefighters were called at 12.30pm
Firefighters were called at 12.30pm

A 90-year-old woman escaped from her home when a fire broke out in the kitchen.

Firefighters said she had left a chip pan on after cooking chips for her lunch and was alerted by a smoke alarm.

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The woman managed to get out of her home on Milton Grove, Orrell, and a neighbour called 999 at 12.30pm on Friday.

Crews from Wigan fire station arrived quickly and put out the blaze before it caused too much damage.

They also carried out a home fire safety check.

The woman was not hurt in the incident and did not breathe in any smoke.