A MAN was rescued from his burning flat by a neighbour.

The fire broke out just after 5.30pm yesterday, Wednesday, in Belvedere Close, Higher Fold, Leigh.

The man believed to be 40 climbed out of a window after a neighbour put up a ladder for him to climb down.

He was treated for smoke inhalation on the scene before being take to Wigan Hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.