Crews from Bletchley, Great Holm and Broughton were called to Mellish Court, in Melrose Avenue, just before 11.30pm. A neighbour heard the man's smoke alarm - which was fitted by Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service during a recent community safety campaign visit - going off.
Fire fighters handed the man into the care of paramedics, and used a large fan to clear the smoke from his flat.
top 10 tips:
- Carry out a weekly check on your smoke alarms by pushing the "test" button.
- Don't start cooking if you are tired or have been drinking alcohol.
- Keep the oven, hob and grill clean and in good working order. A build-up of fat and grease can easily lead to a fire.
- Avoid leaving children in the kitchen alone when cooking on the hob. Keep matches and saucepan handles out of their reach to keep them safe.
- Take care if you are wearing loose clothing - this can easily catch fire.
- Keep tea towels and cloths away from the cooker and hob.
- Double-check the cooker is off when you have finished cooking.
- If you need to leave the kitchen while cooking, take pans off the heat or turn the heat right down to avoid risk.
- Keep electrical leads and appliances away from water.
- Check toasters are clean and placed away from curtains and kitchen rolls.