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Pensioner in Rishton fire taken to hospital
1:08pm Wednesday 23rd January 2013 in Hyndburn
AN elderly woman was taken to hospital after a fire in her kitchen.
The 83-year-old was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital for checks after she left a pan on the hob, which set alight.
A fire crew from Accrington attended the scene, in Company Street, Rishton, at 11.30pm on Monday.
Watch manager Rob Birtwistle said: “Luckily this lady had working smoke alarms, otherwise the effects of this fire could have been a lot worse.”