FIRE crews have tackled a blaze in Royston last night after a fire was sparked by a cigarette.

Crews from Royston and Cudworth were called to the blaze in a flat at Jubilee Gardens at around 8pm (January 25).

A spokesman said: "A smoke alarm had sounded, and the male occupant was out of the flat, and firefighters put out the fire in the kitchen area.

"There was significant smoke damage to the kitchen and living room area. Firefighters believe the cause was discarded smoking materials."