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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Chip Pan Fire in Cheddleton

17/07/2012

Fire and rescue crews from Leek and Longton were called to an incident on East Drive in Cheddleton on Sunday evening.

“Over half of all the accidental house fires we attend start in the kitchen and the majority are due to cooking accidents. Chip pans are notoriously dangerous because they can very easily over-heat and catch fire; we’d encourage people to use deep fat fryers instead as they are thermostatically controlled.”  

Station Manager Mark Wilson.

The call was received at 9.04pm reporting the incident which involved a chip pan fire.

The fire was out by the time firefighters arrived but the property was heavily smoke logged. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus ventilated the property.

One elderly female was inside the apartment when the fire started. She had suffered smoke inhalation and was treated at the scene by paramedics.

Station Manager, Mark Wilson said: “Over half of all the accidental house fires we attend start in the kitchen and the majority are due to cooking accidents. Chip pans are notoriously dangerous because they can very easily over-heat and catch fire; we’d encourage people to use deep fat fryers instead as they are thermostatically controlled.”

The incident was closed at 9.51pm.