Oil overheats catching fire

Witcombe, Yate: White Watch and RDS Yate

Fire kitFirefighters tackled a fire involving a pan of oil alight at a house in Yate.

When crews arrived on the scene they found a woman in her 50s suffering from smoke inhalation. She was given oxygen by firefighters and taken to hospital by ambulance crews.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus dealt with the fire in the kitchen using a high pressure hose reel.

It’s thought the fire started accidentally after a pan of oil was left unattended and caught fire.

Avon Fire & Rescue Service would like to remind people to take care when cooking, particularly with oil, and never leave it unattended. If a pan does catch light turn off the cooker if it is safe to do so and leave the property, dialling 999. Never try to tackle the fire and never throw water on a pan of oil on fire as this will only make it worse. For more fire safety advice click here