Pan-blaze man hurt

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A MAN needed hospital treatment after trying to tackle a chip pan fire with a hosepipe.

 The 46-year-old was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after the blaze at Nairn Close, Springwell, at about 7.30pm on Monday.

A spokesman for North Moor station fire crew, which attended the blaze, said: “I cannot stress strongly enough not to use water when trying to put out fires caused by hot oil.”