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.