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Chip pan fire - Stalybridge - December 6, 2016

Borough: Tameside

Incident Date: 06 December 2016

Chip pan fire – Stalybridge – December 6, 2016

Three fire engines from Mossley, Stalybridge and Oldham were called to a fire involving a chip pan in the kitchen of a domestic property in Carrbrook Crescent in Stalybriedge at 8:37pm on Tuesday, December 6.

A passer-by heard the smoke alarm from inside the property and called 999.

Firefighters used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel and a positive pressure ventilation fan to bring the fire under control.

Crews also treated one occupant for smoke inhalation at the scene before being passed over to NWAS.

Crews were in attendance for 45 minutes.

Watch Manager Simon Dineen, who attended the incident said: “We would like to remind the public of the importance of having a working smoke alarm. Luckily for the occupant she did and it alerted passers-by to the fire. It could have been much worse if the alarm wasn’t working and there was a delay in us being called.”

“It is also important, especially at this time of year, to not become distracted when cooking. Don’t leave kitchen appliances unattended and always stand by your pan”.

Find more guidance on smoke alarms visit: http://www.manchesterfire.gov.uk/fire_safety_advice/smoke_alarms/

For more information on kitchen safety, visit: http://www.manchesterfire.gov.uk/fire_safety_advice/fire_safety_advice/safety_in_kitchen/

Last update: 07/12/2016 08:41:42
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