Crews from Stone were called to a property on Priory Road in Stone on Monday at 12.30pm, where neighbours had reported hearing a smoke alarm activating and dogs barking and upon investigation could then smoke coming from a nearby house.
"We would like to remind people to check that they have turned off appliances before leaving the kitchen."
Assistant Area Commander for Stafford, Paul Richins
Crews arrived and had to force entry to the property to extinguish the fire, which started in the cooker in the kitchen. The occupier had left the property earlier in the morning, accidentally leaving the cooker switched on.
Assistant Area Commander for Stafford, Paul Richins said: "Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus forced entry to the property and extinguished the fire using one hose reel jet.
"The fire has left the kitchen smoke and heat damaged however could have been far worse had the smoke alarms not alerted neighbours. We would like to remind people to check that they have turned off appliances before leaving the kitchen."
The incident was closed 1.20pm.
Crews have been in the area since the fire as part of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s ‘After The Fire’ strategy which involved firefighters passing out information to the surrounding area after an incident and offering local people advice.
Crews have already received a number of requests for Home Fire Risk Checks from people on or close to Priory Road as a result of the strategy.