FIREFIGHTERS attended a smouldering light fitting at a home in Grove Hill, Boothstown at 12.45am yesterday, Monday.

The owner of the home raised alarm after noticing lighters were flickering in the upstairs of his home then noticed a light above a shower cubicle was smouldering.

Firefighters were also called to a home in Myrtle Avenue in Leigh at 8.49am after a washing machine caught fire. They put out the fire on arrival.

Meanwhile a pan of food caught fire after being left on a hob at a home in Lowther Drive, Leigh at 10.30am.