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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Kitchen Fire in Burton

Two crews from Burton were called to a house in Manor Crescent, Stapenhill on Monday at 7.20pm following a report of an oven on fire. Upon arrival they discovered the two occupants outside however they had extinguished the fire themselves using a wet tea towel.

"We would like to remind people of the dangers of leaving cooking materials unattended and stress the importance of having working smoke alarms."

Assistant Area Commander for East Staffordshire, Brian Griffiths

The fire, which had been caused by a grill pan that had been left unattended, resulted in slight smoke damage to the property.  Firefighters also discovered that although there was a smoke detector fitted, it did not operate.

Assistant Area Commander for East Staffordshire, Brian Griffiths said: "Fortunately no-one was injured on this occasion as the occupiers were awake when the fire occurred.

"If the fire had started during the night, it may have been a different case.  We would like to remind people of the dangers of leaving cooking materials unattended and stress the importance of having working smoke alarms, as most house fires occur in the kitchen and can be avoided if extra care is taken."

The incident was closed at 7.40pm.