Firefighters from Barnsley were called to a fire on Lancaster Street yesterday (Sunday 9 September) which started when a pre-heating oven was left unattended.
The call came in at 4.38pm and crews were met with a heavily smoke logged property when they arrived. Breathing apparatus wearers then entered the house to find the fire had already burnt out.
Nobody was injured and the fire was limited to the kitchen – however fire officers say the incident could have been worse and, given there were no working smoke alarms in the property, urge people to take note of the following:
- Smoke alarms save lives by raising the alarm, early, when fire hits. Its vital to ensure you have them on every level of your home, and that you test them reguarly.
- Don’t let yourself get distracted when cooking – even a pre-heating oven can catch fire!
- Make sure to clean hobs and ovens regualrly as a build up of fat and grease can start a fire.
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