skip to content

Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

House Fire in Coton Destroys Kitchen

25/04/2012

Firefighters are reminding people to ‘look when they cook’ following a blaze which gutted the kitchen of a property in Coton.

“We strongly advise people to stay in the kitchen whilst cooking food to prevent these incidents from happening.”

Station Manager Paul Richins.

Fire and rescue crews from Tamworth and Tamworth Mercia were called to the incident on Friday evening at 7.15pm on Coton Lane.

The incident involved a fire in the kitchen of a detached house. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the fire using one hose reel jet.

Station Manager, Paul Richins said: “The property was not fitted with any working smoke alarms which meant that the fire was not detected as quickly as it could have been. The male occupier was in the garden at the time of the incident and when he discovered the fire he tried to tackle it, resulting in him being hospitalised due to smoke inhalation. The message is simple – get out, stay out and call 999.

“We strongly advise people to stay in the kitchen whilst cooking food to prevent these incidents from happening.”

The fire has completely destroyed the kitchen and the smoke has severely damaged the rest of the property.

The incident was closed at 9.46pm.