TWO children escaped from a house fire in Bury Road, Breightmet.

The youngsters were home alone at 12.10pm yesterday when the fire broke out in the kitchen.

Neighbours alerted fire crews who used a fan to get rid of smoke from the kitchen.

The children had got out of the house by the time the crew had arrived.

A fire brigade spokesman said: “It looks like the fire began in an unattended pan of food on the cooker.

"Fortunately, no one was injured, but the kitchen has suffered some damage.”