Christmas tree fire alert

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A woman burning her Christmas tree had to call for help after the fire spread.

Fire crews from Chorley were called to Jenny Lane, Higher Wheelton at 6.40pm on Saturday evening.

A spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue said: “A lady was burning her Christmas tree face down just outside her home. Unfortunately embers popped up and flew into the lounge starting a fire.

“The family did well as the fire was more or less put out by the time fire crews arrived.”

No one was hurt.