St Helens man, 31, rescued as cigarette causes fire

A 31-year-old man had to be led to safety during a fire at his flat on Merseyside.

Crews from St Helens and Whiston were called to the fire at the first-floor flat at 1444 BST on Saturday in Tasman Grove, Thatto Heath.

Merseyside Fire Service said the fire was caused by a discarded cigarette which set fire to a bed and clothing in the living room.

The flat was lightly damaged by smoke. The man was taken to Whiston Hospital.

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