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Kitchen Fire At House With No Working Smoke Alarms Extinguished, Bootle


Tuesday, 01 July 2014
Lydiate Road, Bootle.
Firefighters extinguished a fire involving a kitchen and rescued a dog and a kitten from the property, which had no working smoke alarms.

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called at 11.44pm on Tuesday, July 1, to Lydiate Road, Bootle. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus had extinguished the fire by 11.56pm.

Watch Manager Dave Cartwright, who attended the call-out with White Watch from Aintree Community Fire Station, said: “It appears that in this case food in a chip pan was left cooking unattended at this property where there were no working smoke alarms. There was severe fire damage to the kitchen and it was chance the fire was discovered by neighbours who alerted the occupiers. Firefighters rescued two pets, including a dog which was in the kitchen where the fire was. They were unharmed.

“Firefighters will be in the area offering home fire safety advice, including the importance of having working smoke alarms on each level of your home. We really urge people to make sure they have working smoke alarms on each level of their home and that they test them each week by pressing the test buttons. We also advise that food is never left cooking unattended.”

There were no reports of any injuries.

A fire appliance from Aintree Community Fire Station and one from Crosby Community Fire Station attended the call-out.

Firefighters had finished damping down operations and ventilation to clear smoke from the property by around 12.30am on Wednesday morning, July 2.

Around half the ground floor of the property was also moderately damaged by smoke.

Firefighters had left the scene by 12.46am after offering the occupiers the support of the Merseyside Fire and Emergency Support Service (FESS). British Red Cross volunteers offer advice and support following fires or flooding as part of the FESS. They have a vehicle which has contact information.

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

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