Firefighters have rescued one male occupant from his flat on Pinewood Crescent in Meir on Thursday morning.
"Upon arrival firefighters forced their way inside of the property and rescued the male occupant."
Station Manager, Glynn Luznyj
Three crews from Longton and Hanley attended the incident at 11.10am which involved a fire in the kitchen area of the property. The fire, which is believed to have been caused accidentally due to the flame from the cigarette lighter catching the nearby curtains, had already burnt itself out however the property was lightly smoke logged.
Station Manager, Glynn Luznyj said: "Upon arrival firefighters forced their way inside of the property and rescued the male occupant who was found asleep in the bedroom. He was quickly led to safety and treated with oxygen therapy by paramedics at the scene.
"We would urge members of the public who use cigarette lighters and matches inside of their home to be extra vigilant when they are near to materials such as clothing and curtains and to take extra care when you are tired as it’s easy to fall asleep leaving materials burning."
The incident, which closed at 12.05pm on Thursday, caused mild smoke damage to the flat.