FIRE chiefs have issued a warning about kitchen safety after a fire at a house.
Crews from Poynton were called to reports of a blaze at a property on Sutton Road, Poynton, on May 17 at 4.15pm.
They found a kitchen on fire in the first floor of the detached house.
Paramedics also attended, but it not known if anyone suffered any injuries.
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service say more than half of accidental fires at home are started by cooking - often when cookers and grills are left unattended.
Fire chiefs have issued the following cooking safety tips in a bid to prevent similar incidents:
Make sure saucepan handles don’t stick out.
Take care if you’re wearing loose clothing - they 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.
Avoid leaving children in the kitchen alone.
Take care if you need to leave the kitchen whilst cooking, take pans off the heat or turn them down to avoid risk.
Keep the oven, hob and grill clean and in good working order. A build up of fat and grease can ignite a fire. Don’t tackle the fire yourself - Get Out, Stay Out, Call 999.
A CHOPPING board left on a hob caused a kitchen fire at the weekend. Two fire crews from Macclesfield attended the incident on Tytherington Drive at 10.29 on Saturday. They found that a chopping board left on the hob was the cause of the fire. The occupier left the property, closing all the doors which stopped the fire spreading and called firefighters. The crews, two wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to put out the fire.
A high-pressure fan cleared smoke from the kitchen.