House fire – Buckden - Huntingdonshire

On arrival firefighters found a fire in a kitchen, mainly involving an oven. They extinguished the fire using one hose reel and firefighting equipment before returning to their stations by 9.50am.

The cause of the fire was accidental. 

Kitchen Fire Safety tips:

  • Keep electrical leads, tea towels and cloths away from the cooker.
  • Keep the oven, hob and grill clean. A build-up of fat and grease can easily catch fire.
  • Don't put anything metallic inside the microwave.
  • Don't leave pans unattended. Take them off the heat if you have to leave the room.
  • Use spark devices to light gas cookers instead of matches or lighters.
  • Keep the oven door shut and when you've finished cooking, make sure the cooker or oven is turned off.
  • Avoid cooking when you are tired or under the influence of alcohol – get a takeout instead.

For more kitchen fire safety tips visit our home safety section.