Man escapes blaze at Burnley home

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A MAN had a lucky escape after a fire broke out at his Burnley home.

Fire crews were called out to the blaze in Thornhill Street, Lowerhouse, around 5 p.m. last night.

The fire is believed to have started in a first floor bedroom but firefighters managed to bring the flames under control.

The man was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene by paramedics.