Chip pan disaster averted

AN alert neighbour prevented possible tragedy after contacting the emergency services on hearing a fire alarm going off.Firefighters were called to a home in Millfield Gardens at about 10.50pm yesterday.

AN alert neighbour prevented possible tragedy after contacting the emergency services on hearing a fire alarm going off.

Firefighters were called to a home in Millfield Gardens, Ipswich, at about 10.50pm yesterday.

A spokeswoman for the service said a man had fallen asleep with the chip pan on which lead to smoke triggering the fire alarm.

A neighbour alerted fire crews who removed the chip pan and ventilated the room by 11pm.