A FAMILY were forced to flee their home after a fire broke out in the kitchen during the early hours of this morning.
The couple and their young son escaped unharmed after being alerted to the fire by smoke alarms.
Firefighters were called to Manor Haigh Road, Lupset, at 4.40am.
They believe the fire broke out after a pan was left on the hob.
For a free home fire safety check call Wakefield Fire Station on 01924 334020.
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Tuesday 21 May 2013
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