Chip pan fire warning
HINCKLEY fire station sent out advice for safely using chip pans after it dealt with a fire in Barwell.
Crews from Hinckley and Market Bosworth attended a house of multiple occupancy where a chip pan had burst into flames in the kitchen on December 17 at around noon. All residents were evacuated prior to the arrival of the fire service.
Hinckley fire station said on its Facebook page: “This afternoon Hinckley’s crew along with Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service Market Bosworth have attended an address in Barwell.
“Here we dealt with a kitchen fire that was started through an unattended chip pan.”
The post also offered advice on how to use chip pans, including to use oven chips rather than fried if possible, and to use an electric chip fryer as they have built in thermostats and are much safer.
The team also advised that should your chip pan catch fire, turn the hob off if safe to do so, get out of the house closing the kitchen door behind you, get everyone else from the house, and call 999.
You should never go back into the house until the fire service secures the building.
A crew from Hinckley fire station attended a chip pan fire in Barwell.