Washing machine catches fire

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FIREFIGHTERS were called to a property in Devonshire Road, Burnley, at lunchtime yesterday.

They raced to the house at 12-50 a.m. to find a washing machine on fire and one person suffering from smoke inhalation, although they declined hospital treatment.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the flames and reported the blaze had damaged the washing machine and a work surface and there was smoke damage to the house.