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5:18 PM

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Milton Keynes

5:18 PM, Wednesday 25 January, 2023

Oven fire

Parsons Crescent, Shenley Lodge, Milton Keynes

One appliance and crew from West Ashland and one from Broughton attended.

Light smoke logging was present to the first floor of a two-storey block of flats when they arrived.

The cause was identified as unattended cooking. The firefighters used positive pressure ventilation to clear the smoke and provided advice.

Cooking appliances were identified as the cause of 43 per cent of all accidental house fires in 2021/2022, with cooking being the cause of 24 per cent of all non-fatal fire injuries.

Many fires could be avoided if safe storage and cooking practices are followed in the kitchen - find out what safety tips we offer in our Safety Advice Hub.