Firefighters remind residents to be alert after house fire in Abbey Hulton
Firefighters responded to reports of a house fire on Abbots Place, Abbey Hulton yesterday (Thursday 2 December).
Crews from Burslem and Hanley attended the scene at 11:59pm, where a fire was located in the kitchen of a property.
Two firefighters using breathing apparatus successfully extinguished the fire at 2am the following morning.
A thermal imaging scan was conducted on the property and the surrounding area before crews departed the scene.
The cause of fire has been determined as accidental - whereby an electrical hob was left on.
Please ensure you switch off electrical and gas powered appliances after use.
When cooking, remember the following safety tips:
Look when you cook. Take any pans off the heat if you have to leave the room. If your pan does catch fire do not remove or attempt to extinguish it. Get out!
Do not use a chip pan, use a thermostat controlled electric deep fat fryer instead
Do not leave children alone in the kitchen whilst cooking with the hob or oven
Do not place anything metallic in the microwave
Keep electrical leads away from water and keep electrical leads and cloths away from the hob
Avoid cooking if you have been drinking alcohol
Keep the oven and grill clean, a build-up of fat and grease may catch fire
Take care if wearing lose clothing as it can easily catch fire particularly when using the hob
When you have finished cooking, double check that you have turned off the oven
Do not use matches or lighters to light gas cookers. Spark devices are safer.