A YOUNG couple had to flee from their home after a fire broke out in the early hours.

The blaze broke out in the early hours of Monday morning in the loft of a terraced house in West Way, Little Hulton, damaging the roof.

A man and a woman live in the house and they called the fire service at around 2am after evacuating. 

Firefighters climbed onto the roof to help tackle the blaze. 

The fire burned a number of holes through the roof, exposing the building frame underneath the tiles. 

The watch manager at Farnworth Community Fire Station confirmed that nobody was hurt.

He said: “A fire spread through the loft to the roof. The people who live in the house were waiting outside when we arrived. 

“At one point there were six fire engines at the scene.

“The fire investigation team are returning to the house today to establish the cause of the fire.”.

Two fire engines were still at the scene when the fire investigation team arrived just after 9am on Monday. 

A neighbour, who lives in one of the houses opposite, claimed that the house was previously damaged by a fire less than two years ago. 

She said: “It kept us awake all night with all the commotion that was going on.
“I saw five fire engines and it was very hectic. They’ve been parked up outside my house all morning. 

“I don’t have any idea what caused it but it’s not the first time that house has been on fire, something happened there a year and half ago as well.

“I don’t know the people who live there really well, I just know that they’re a young couple. The morning after the fire they left, came back for some stuff and drove off again.”