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Kitchen Fire In Stockbridge Village


Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Little Moss Hey, Stockbridge Village
Firefighters were called to a fire in the oven of a kitchen.

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called at 2.05am on Wednesday, April 23, to a block of flats near Little Moss Hey, Stockbridge Village.

The fire involved part of a kitchen on the 11th floor of the building. Firefighters made sure the fire was extinguished and ventilated the flat and areas on the 11th floor using a fan to clear smoke.

A quantity for food in the oven was severely damaged by fire. There was also some smoke damage to the flat.

Crew Manager Chris Martin, who attended the call-out with Blue Watch at Huyton Community Fire Station, said: "This fire was caused by food left cooking unattended. We advise that food that is cooking is never left unattended even for a moment no matter what time of day or night. Luckily the fire was contained to the oven area however, there was a lot of smoke in the kitchen when we arrived. The activation of the smoke alarms alerted people to the fire who contacted the fire rescue service and this allowed us to arrive in time to prevent the fire escalating.

"We also advise people to have working smoke alarms on each level of their home."

A fire appliance from Huyton Community Fire Station, one from Old Swan Community Fire Station and one from Croxteth Community Fire Station attended the call-out.

For free fire safety advice go to www.merseyfire.gov.uk or call 0800 7315958.

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