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8:35 PM

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8:35 PM, Tuesday 24 May, 2022

Overheated pan left on cooker hob

Alexander Street, Chesham

Two appliances and crews from Amersham and one from Hertfordshire attended.

A pan had been left on a cooker hob, overheated and caused smoke logging to a flat.

The firefighters used a hose reel jet to cool the pan and a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear the smoke. They also used a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots.

Many fires could be avoided if safe storage and cooking practices are followed in the kitchen - data collected from BFRS incidents, recorded between 01 April 2021 and 31 March 2022, identified cooking being the cause of 24 per cent of all non-fatal fire injuries.

Follow our kitchen safety tips to help avoid becoming one of our statistics!