Chip pan fire - Chesterton - Cambridge

Two crews from Cambridge and Cottenham were called to a chip pan fire in Scotland Road.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel to extinguish the fire and a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear the smoke and returned to their stations by 9.13pm.

A male casualty inside the house suffered smoke inhalation.

Cause of the fire was accidental.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Chip pans can be extremely dangerous so we would always encourage people to use other methods of cooking chips, such as in an oven.”

Visit the home safety pages of our website for information about preventing a chip pan fire.