Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Chip pan causes kitchen fire

Southend Road, Corringham
30/10/2019 @ 13:22
Incident Number: 111927
In attendance: 2 x Basildon

Firefighters were called to a fire in a property in Corringham this afternoon, after a chip pan ignited.

On arrival, crews reported that the chip pan was alight and the kitchen was smoke logged.

Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire by 1.50pm.


Follow our cooking advice

Our advice is to avoid using chip pans, but if you intend to, you should always follow our cooking advice:

  • Take care when cooking with hot oil – it sets alight easily.
  • Make sure food is dry before putting it in hot oil so it doesn’t splash.
  • If the oil starts to smoke – it’s too hot.  Turn off the heat and leave it to cool.
  • Use a thermostat controlled electric deep fat fryer.  They can’t overheat.
  • If your pan catches fire, turn off the heat if it is safe to do so.  Never throw water over it


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