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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Couple Rescued from House Fire in Burslem

29/11/2013

A couple had to be rescued by firefighters from a fire at their home on Tyler Grove in Burslem late last night. 

“We also encourage people not to cook using chip pans as they can be very dangerous. We recommend thermostatically controlled deep fat fryers as these are much safer.”

Station Manager Pete Jones. 

The call was received at 10.44pm reporting the incident. 

Fire and rescue crews from Hanley and Sandyford attended the incident which involved a kitchen fire at a three storey building.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the house and rescued two casualties from the fire.

The occupants had started to cook chips in a chip pan and then gone upstairs leaving the chip pan unattended. The pan overheated and ignited.

Station Manager Pete Jones said: “We urge people not to leave cooking unattended and to remain in the kitchen at all times whilst food is cooking.

“If you leave the room it is very easy to become distracted and that’s when fires happen, as this incident highlights.

“We also encourage people not to cook using chip pans as they can be very dangerous. We recommend thermostatically controlled deep fat fryers as these are much safer.”

The kitchen of the property has been damaged by the fire and the rest of the building was smoke logged.

Firefighters left the scene at 12.03am.