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Pan left unattened - cooking safety advice issued

Greenway, Frinton
19/11/2019 @ 11:50
Incident Number: 113146
In attendance: 1 x Clacton, 1 x Frinton


Firefighters were called to an address in Frinton this morning after smoke alarms were going off.

On arrival, crews reported that the kitchen was smoke logged after a pan was left on the hob unattended and the resident had gone out.

Firefighters used fans to clear the smoke in the premesis.


More than half of accidental fires at home are started by cooking - follow our cooking safety advice to stay safe in your kitchen.

  • Avoid leaving children in the kitchen alone when cooking on the hob.  Keep matches and saucepan handles out of their reach to keep them safe.
  • Make sure saucepan handles don’t stick out – so they don’t get knocked off the stove.
  • Take care if you’re wearing loose clothing – this can easily catch fire.
  • Keep tea towels and cloths away from the cooker and hob.
  • Double check the cooker is off when you’ve finished cooking.
  • Take care if you need to leave the kitchen whilst cooking, take pans off the heat or turn them down to avoid risk.

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