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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Service reminds residents to "Look When You Cook"

09/06/2017

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) have issued a reminder to residents after a kitchen fire in Leek.

“Whenever you’re cooking you should always keep a close eye on your food to prevent it burning and potentially starting a fire. You should never go and out leaving things cooking."

Carl Mason, Station Manager

At around 4.40pm on Wednesday June 7 crews from Leek and Hanley were called to a kitchen fire at a home in Prince Charles Avenue. The occupants had left food cooking in an oven while they went out.

Carl Mason, Station Manager, said: “Whenever you’re cooking you should always keep a close eye on your food to prevent it burning and potentially starting a fire. You should never go and out leaving things cooking.

“Fortunately this home had working smoke alarms which gave an early alert to the neighbours who immediately called the Service.

“Luckily they did the right thing by calling us immediately rather than investigating. You should never ever enter a property if there’s any sign that a fire is underway, even a small amount of smoke can cause you to collapse and put you in serious danger.

“Thanks to the quick actions of the neighbours the damage to this home was minimal.”