Pan left on hob sparks fire

Bishop Edmond House, Stapleton Road, Easton, Bristol

Fire broke out in a ground floor flat after cooking was left unattended on a hob.

When firefighters arrived at the property they found smoke issuing from the premises and had to force entry.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the fire in the kitchen using one high pressure hose reel. A positive pressure ventilation fan was then used to clear the smoke.

It’s thought the fire started accidentally after the couple, who live in the flat with their two children, had gone out and left something cooking.

Neighbours were alerted to the fire when the smoke alarm activated.

Avon Fire & Rescue Service would like to remind people never to leave cooking unattended as it can lead to fire breaking out.

The service would also like to remind people about the importance of working smoke detectors, which provide an early warning sign that a fire has broken out. They can provide occupants with vital extra minutes to escape the premises.