House fire on Scott Lidgett Road, Longport - kitchen safety

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service responded to reports of a house fire on Sunday 17 October.

At 7:09pm, crews from Newcastle and Hanley attended a property on Scott Lidgett Rd, Longport.
Crews rescued a woman from inside the property, who was treated by North Staffordshire Ambulance Service at the scene.

She was later taken to hospital.

The fire was extinguished at 7:57pm and is believed to be an accidental ignition. Crews believe the fire originated from burning food on a hob appliance.

In-order to ensure every necessary step is taken to avoid kitchen fires, our top ten cooking tips are:

1. 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!
2. Do not use a chip pan, use a thermostat controlled electric deep fat fryer instead
3. Do not leave children alone in the kitchen whilst cooking with the hob or oven
4. Do not place anything metallic in the microwave
5. Keep electrical leads away from water and keep electrical leads and cloths away from the hob
6. Avoid cooking if you have been drinking alcohol
7. Keep the oven and grill clean, a build-up of fat and grease may catch fire
8. Take care if wearing lose clothing as it can easily catch fire particularly when using the hob
9. When you have finished cooking, double check that you have turned off the oven
10. Do not use matches or lighters to light gas cookers. Spark devices are safer.

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