80-year-old man rescued in kitchen fire The Ridings Mallee Cres Southport

An 80-year-old man was taken by ambulance to Southport and Formby District General Hospital at 11:30am this morning (Monday 21st 2013) suffering slight smoke inhalation following a fire in the kitchen of a ground floor flat in The Ridings, Mallee Crescent, Churchtown, Southport.

A plastic bread board caught fire in the kitchen. The 80-year-old man went to put the fire out but collapsed on the floor.

The fire alarm activated and the man was rescued by residents. The small fire was extinguished.

Three fire appliances attended the scene.

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