Fire forced the evacuation of flats in Morecambe last night after someone fell asleep while cooking chips.
People living in the four-storey mid terrace building on Clarendon Road got out after hearing a smoke alarm around 12.40am this morning, Friday.
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said the occupant of the ground-floor flat put chips in the oven but then fell asleep on a settee.
Two fire engines from Morecambe attended.
A fire service spokesman said the fire caused light smoke damage to the affected flat.
No one was injured.