Officers from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue are reminding residents to take extra care in the kitchen after crews were called out to a fire in Cannock.
In the last five years, 61% of fires in Staffordshire homes began in the kitchen with people becoming increasingly distracted when cooking.
Crews from Cannock attended a property in Mosswood Street shortly before 5:30pm on Monday (17 May) following reports a small fire had taken hold in the kitchen.
Two breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet were used to extinguish the blaze which had started after items had been left on top of the cooker. Crews then ventilated the kitchen, making the area safe.
All occupants had left the property before crews arrived and no one was hurt.
Dez Stoddart, Station Manager at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue said: “Incidents like these are relatively commonplace in the home and are known to have serious consequences.
“In the last five years, 61% of fires in Staffordshire homes began in the kitchen with people becoming increasingly distracted when cooking.
“Fortunately, most of these were dealt with quickly, safely and without injury but we still want to remind people that they take extra care when in the kitchen and prevent incidents like this from happening in the first place.”
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