A MAN was administered oxygen by firefighters after fire broke out in the kitchen of his home.

The blaze began in a grill pan in the ground floor kitchen of a property in Wimbledon Close on Darlington's Red Hall estate.

A call to the fire services was made at about 6.47pm on Sunday evening.

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County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue said two fire appliances were present and crews had used breathing apparatus to assist in tackling the incident.