A CHIP pan blaze broke out at a flat in Runcorn in the early hours of this morning.

Two male casualties were given oxygen by firefighters after a cooker filled a ground floor flat with smoke.

A crew from Runcorn and one from Widnes tackled the fire in Lockfield, Weston Point at 1.31am.

A spokesman for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said:”Smoke was caused by an unattended pan on a cooker.”

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the flames.

Crews used a high pressure fan to clear the smoke.

A spokesman for North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust said: “An ambulance was called at 1.44 but we didn’t take anyone to hospital.”