Grill pan catches light sparking fire

Stones Court, Redland Road, Redland, Bristol

Firefighters have tackled a fire in the kitchen of a house after fat on a grill pan caught light.

When crews arrived they found a woman in her 20s already out of the property unharmed.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the three-storey town house and found a fire in the kitchen on the first floor. They used a high pressure hose reel to extinguish the fire and a positive pressure ventilation fan was used to clear the smoke.

On becoming aware of the fire the woman acted quickly, closing the kitchen door before leaving the house and dialling 999. This undoubtedly helped to prevent any further spread of the fire.

Avon Fire & Rescue Service would like to remind people to take care when cooking and never leave it unattended. Grill pans and hobs should always be kept clean to prevent a build up of fat and oil which can catch fire.

As there were no smoke detectors fitted in the property, once the fire was out, crews carried out a Home Fire Safety Visit, offering the occupant fire prevention advice and fitting smoke alarms.