There had been a small fire in a pan.
Crews gave one woman oxygen therapy after she suffered smoke inhalation.
South East Coast Ambulance also attended and the woman was left in the care of a paramedic.
Cooking safety advice
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
- turn saucepans so the handles don't stick out over the edge of the hob or over another ring
- double check that the cooker is off when you have finished cooking
- make sure tea-towels aren't hanging over the cooker and don't put oven gloves on top of a hot cooker
- keep the oven, hob and grill clean - built-up fat and bits of food can start a fire
- check that the toaster is clean and well away from curtains and empty the crumb tray regularly