A man and a woman escaped from their blazing bedroom in Rotherham after a fire caused by a discarded cigarette.
The fire broke out at a flat in Ash View, Greasbrough, on Sunday, at about 6.20pm.
A South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue spokesman said a man and a woman in their 20s were in the property at the time and were taken to hospital for a precautionary check.
The fire was confined to the bedroom and involved bedding and clothes.
There was minimal damage to the property.