A chip shop in Sheffield was damaged when one of the fryers developed an electrical fault and burst into flames.
Firefighters were called to Queenies on Hartley Brook Road, Shiregreen, and found flames shooting out of the shop.
The fire had spread into the ventilation system.
A member of staff in the shop at the time escaped unharmed and alerted the owner.
Residents in the flat above also escaped.
The fire was reported at 10.40am yesterday.