Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Kitchen fire in St Leonards prompts further safety warning

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was called yesterday (23 December 2014) at 17.34 to reports of a house fire.

Crews from Bohemia Road and The Ridge attended an address on Amherst Road in St Leonards.
There was a fire in the kitchen.

Firefighters used breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet to tackle the fire. A PPV fan was used to clear the smoke.

An investigation was carried out and the cause of the fire was accidental.

Cooking safety advice

The majority of fires start in the kitchen so this is a high risk area. There are some simple steps you can take to prevent your home from being damaged by fire.

Never leave cooking unattended. Avoid cooking whilst under the influence of alcohol and always turn off kitchen appliances 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.

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