March man treated for smoke inhalation after chip pan fire


- Credit: Archant

A MAN was treated by paramedics for smoke inhalation after a kitchen fire in March last night.

Two crews from March were called at 8.40pm to a bungalow in Alftruda Close.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reels to extinguish the fire, which is believed to have been started by a chip pan.

The man was not taken to hospital and crews returned to their stations by 10.05pm.

Chip pans can be extremely dangerous and are the cause of the largest number of fire-related injuries in the home.

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Oil itself is a volatile substance when heated and it only takes seconds for an accident to occur, no matter how careful and vigilant you are.

If a chip pan fire occurs, the Fire Service advises residents not to panic, never throw water on the fire, do not move the pan and turn the heat off if it is safe to do so before dialling 999.

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