Firefighters from Penzance and St Just were called to a flat fire on Wharf Road, Penzance on Friday.

One appliance from Penzance and one appliance from St Just attended after a report of smoke in a flat and found the flat to be heavily smoke logged.

A spokesman said that the elderly resident was already safely outside of the premises.

A spokesman said: "Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the flat to investigate and found a grill pan had been left on, it was extinguished using a small amount of water."