Thursday, 26 June 2014

Kitchen fire in Brighton prompts cooking safety reminder

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was called out last night (25 June 2014) at 20:18 to reports of a fire alarm sounding at a home in Brighton.

Crews from Preston Circus attended an address on Tillstone Close, Moulescoomb.

There was a small fire in the kitchen which caused damage to a pan and the cooker.

A CO2 extinguisher was used to put out the fire and a PPV fan cleared the smoke.

How to cook safely
There are several things you can do to prevent fires in the kitchen:
  • Make sure you don't get distracted when you are cooking
  • Take pans off the heat or turn the heat down if you're called away from the cooker, eg by a phone call
  • Take care if you're wearing loose clothing as it can catch fire easily
  • Don't cook if you have been drinking alcohol or taken prescription drugs - you may get drowsy or lose concentration

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