Fire chiefs issue reminder about danger of kitchen fires after Fenland blaze

FIRE chiefs issued a reminder about the danger of kitchen fires after a blaze in Fenland on Saturday.

One crew from Wisbech and one crew from Outwell were called to a cooker fire in a home in Lynn Road in Wisbech at 2.10pm. Firefighters arrived and entered the home wearing breathing apparatus before extinguishing a fire in the grill pan using one fire extinguisher.

A fire service spokesman said: “The cause of the fire was cooking which had been left unattended.

“The majority of house fires start in the kitchen, and it is all too easy for a fire to start if you leave cooking unattended even for a moment.

“A grill pan fire is also more likely if you do not clean the grill regularly, as built up grease can start a fire.

“For more information about kitchen fire safety please visit www.cambsfire.gov.uk”

Crews returned to their station by 3pm.

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