A MAN escaped from a fish and chip shop blaze after a deep fat fryer overheated and burst into flames.
The fire started shortly before 9am this morning at Harry Heywood’s fish and chip shop on Manchester Road, Linthwaite.
The man, thought to be in his 50s, tried to put out the flames with wet tea towels but the fire was too fierce.
He escaped onto the road where he was given oxygen by fire fighters from Slaithwaite and Marsden.
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