House fire - Huntingdon - Huntingdonshire

Two crews from Huntingdon were called to a fire on Beech Close in Huntingdon.

Firefighters arrived to find a fire in the kitchen of a house. Wearing breathing apparatus they extinguished the fire using a hose reel and cleared the smoke using a positive pressure ventilation fan. The occupants of the property were safely evacuated before the crews arrived.

The crews returned to their station by 9.20pm.

The cause of the fire was accidental, from a chip pan.

A fire service spokesman 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.