Crews tackle deep fat fryer fire

Frying pan on fire in kitchen

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents to be cautious when cooking after attending a fire caused by a deep fat fryer in Cannock.

Crews from Cannock, Chase Terrace and Rugeley attended a premises off Lichfield Road, Cannock, at around 9pm yesterday (Monday 30 May).

On arrival, crews found a deep fat fryer pan on fire.

Four breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets were used to extinguish the fire.

No one was reported injured.

Crews left the scene at around 11pm.

More than half of the incidents the service attends is caused by cooking, with distraction often being the main cause of these fires.

Jordan Money, Station Manager at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, has advice on how you can keep safe cooking.

He said: “It’s really important that when preparing for meal times we pay close attention to the food we are cooking and look when we cook, otherwise the consequences could be fatal.

“Take any pans off the heat if you have to leave the room.

“Take care if wearing loose clothing as it can easily catch fire particularly when using the hob.”

For further advice, visit Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service | Cooking Safety