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|First appearance||8th March 2004|
|Number of appearances||1|
|Played by||Ralph Casson|
In March 2004 a fire broke out in an old storeroom at Underworld when Janice Battersby sneaked in there to smoke an illicit cigarette and dropped her stub onto a pile of clothing. With Mike Baldwin was on the golf course at the time, Nick Tilsley was in charge of the premises however he has distracted by his recent break-up from girlfriend Maria Sutherland and was talking through his problems with his mother when the conflagration began. The other girls had their radio turned up loud and were unable to hear Janice's screams. The automatic fire alarm being set off by the smoke was the first indication that something was wrong and the fire service was called. The premises were evacuated before the firemen arrived and a quick count established who was missing. Nick had returned and he impulsively returned to the burning building to rescue his ex-mother-in-law, managing to carry her outside but both inhaling smoke in the process.
At that point the fire appliance arrived and the Fire Officer took charge, clearing a path for the paramedics who were close behind him. While his female colleague took care of Janice and bought her round with an oxygen mask applied as she lay on the tarmac, the other Paramedic did the same to Nick who was also unconscious. As he came round, he was put onto a trolley and taken in the ambulance to Weatherfield General.