A Whitney Houston fan set her house on fire in a candle-lit vigil for the star. Anne Lomax had been playing the singer’s records and saying prayers, lighting a candle in Houston’s memory before going to bed.
Unfortunately the curtains then caught fire from a candle flame and the blaze quickly spread to the TV and electrics in the house.
Ms Lomax, 53, was woken by her smoke alarms, she managed to escape along with her three dogs while firemen put out the blaze, but the living room of her semi-detached house, in Hodge Clough Road, Oldham, Greater Manchester, was destroyed.
Three fire crews from Oldham and Chadderton Fire Stations were called to the house at 2.40am on Tuesday.