Couple flee after chip pan blaze at flat

A COUPLE had a lucky escape after a fire broke out in their home.

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Firefighters fought the blaze in a flat, at the upper floors of the Brandon Court high rise block in Motherwell at around 12pm on Thursday.

The fire started after a chip pan on the cooker was accidentally switched on, the fire service said.

A large amount of smoke filled the kitchen and a man and a woman suffered smoke inhalation as a result.

They were taken to Wishaw General Hospital for precautionary check-ups.

Watch manager Robert McNaughton said: "A small fire in a chip pan had caused a large amount of smoke to fill the kitchen.

"Thankfully this home was protected by a working smoke alarm and the residents had the presence to mind to get out, closing the kitchen door behind them as they left, and call us out."

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