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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Man Treated for Smoke Inhalation in Acton Trussell

An elderly man was taken to hospital over the weekend suffering from smoke inhalation after he accidentally turned his grill on and melted the handle.

"We would like to remind people to pay particular attention when using cooking appliances and ensure they are only turning on the part of the appliance they wish to use."

Station Manager, Alan Bateman

Crews from Penkridge and Rising Brook were called to Ivy Court in Acton Trussell at 7.05pm on Saturday and found the elderly man awaiting their arrival outside of his smoke logged property.

The man had working smoke alarms and had accidentally turned the grill on as well as the oven whilst cooking. The plastic handle of the grill pan had melted and caused moderate smoke damage to the kitchen.

The man was treated at the scene by paramedics and was then transported via land ambulance to Stafford General Hospital. 

Station Manager, Alan Bateman said: "The man had done the sensible thing and exited the affected the area and waited for our arrival to deal with the incident.

"Firefighters ventilated the property whilst paramedics treated the man for smoke inhalation. We would like to remind people to pay particular attention when using cooking appliances and ensure they are only turning on the part of the appliance they wish to use."

The incident was closed at 7.35pm and the man was discharged from hospital at 10.20am on Sunday.