A FLAT caught fire above a bar in Ramsbottom today while the resident is believed to be on holiday.

Three fire crews from Ramsbottom, Bury and Bolton North attended the scene at Bolton Road West, Holcombe Brook in Ramsbottom at around 2 pm today.  

No one was injured in the blaze as the person who lives in the flat was not there. The firefighters brought the blaze quickly under control.

A spokesperson for Bolton North Fire said: “There was nobody in. We believe they left the drier on and have gone on holiday.”

The fire took place above Hoysters bar, although it is understood that there has been no damage to the business.