A MAN was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in the kitchen of a Netherton house.

Fire crews were called to a house on Blackbrook Road, just after 8.30pm last night (August 29).

A man managed to escape from the house before fire crews arrived and he was treated at the scene by medics for light smoke inhalation.

13 firefighters worked to fight the blaze with two fire engines and a brigade response vehicle.