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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Kitchen Fire in Stapenhill

Two crews from Burton had to force entry to a property on Convent Close in Stapenhill this morning.

"We would urge everyone to make sure they have turned appliances off before leaving the home, as it is not always obvious that an appliance is active without checking properly."

Station Manager, Mark Walchester

The call was received at 10.15am after a neighbour smelt burning and then saw smoke coming from the property. Crews forced entry via the rear of the property and removed the flaming pan.

The occupant was not present and had accidentally left the cooker on before leaving the property. Station Manager, Mark Walchester said: "Luckily for the occupant, the neighbour smelt smoke soon after than pan had ignited and so was able to contact the emergency services quickly.

"Thanks to the neighbour’s quick-thinking, no damage was caused to the kitchen and the fire had not spread. We would urge everyone to make sure they have turned appliances off before leaving the home, as it is not always obvious that an appliance is active without checking properly."

The incident was closed at 10.45am.

This incident is the third of its kind following a warning issued last week regarding accidental house fires.