A MAN had to be rescued from his flat after he fell asleep while cooking chips.
A blaze took hold in the man’s ground-floor flat kitchen, in Bedhampton Way, Leigh Park, at 1pm yesterday.
He woke up to the sound of his smoke alarm and called for help. Firefighters rescued the middle-aged man, who was checked by paramedics and was unhurt.
A spokesman for the fire service reminded people of the importance of having working smoke alarms.