AN ELDERLY woman had to be treated for smoke inhalation after her microwave caught fire at Priest Row in Wells this afternoon.
Food caught aflame in the electrical appliance at 3.25pm, with fire alarms sending a signal to a call collection agency, and in turn, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue.
A Wells fire engine and crew were sent but the fire was already out upon arrival. But the smoking microwave was taken out of the two-storey home and the property ventilated.
The woman was treated by attending ambulance crew for smoke inhalation.
Bizarrely, there was a microwave fire on Priest Row exactly a year ago to the week, in the kitchen above Alcove Antiques. On that occasion no one was hurt.