Elderly woman taken to hospital after fire at her home

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An elderly Padiham woman was taken to hospital for precautionary checks this afternoon after a fire broke out at her home.

One fire crew from Padiham and two from Burnley attended the house in Dryden Street at 2-45pm.

The woman had left meat cooking in a pan on the hob which then caught fire.

A neighbour went into the house and removed the pan from the heat. Firefighters said the property was left smokelogged and urged people not to leave cooking unattended.