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Chip pan fire warning

Firefighters have attended two chip pan fires overnight.

The first was at 10:30pm on Tuesday evening on Duncombe Street in Sheffield.  Three fire engines attended the incident, one man in his 40’s suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to hospital as a precaution.

The second incident was at 11:45pm on St Catherine’s Avenue in Balby, Doncaster.  This was a mid terrace house and three fire crews were called to the scene.  A man in his 50’s was given oxygen at the scene but didn’t go to hospital.

Firefighters are asking people to take extra care while cooking:

  • Don’t leave pans unattended when cooking and remember to take them off the hob if you have to leave the room.
  • Take extra care at night, it’s easy to be careless when you’re tired or if you’ve been drinking.
  • Always keep the oven, hob and grill clean, a build-up of fat and grease can easily catch fire.


This content was last updated on July 22nd, 2015