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Unattended
cooking leads to
kitchen fire
Firefighters led a man and a woman to safety after a fire started in a kitchen of a property.
The fire involved a pan of food on a gas hob in the kitchen of a flat. Firefighters also gave oxygen to the man and the woman who they led to safety. The woman was led to safety from another flat in the building. Both the man and woman were assessed at the scene by paramedics.
Another man had evacuated the building before firefighters arrived on scene near Utting Avenue East, Norris Green, on January 7.
Watch Manager Neil Cleworth, who is based at Croxteth Community Station and attended the call-out, said: “The suspected cause of the fire was accidental after food was left cooking unattended.
“A man and a woman in a neighbouring flat raised the alarm after they smelt smoke.
“We urge people to never leave cooking unattended and to have working smoke alarms on each level of their home.
“Firefighters contained the fire to the kitchen.”
A fire appliance from Croxteth Community Fire Station, one from Aintree Community Fire Station and one from Old Swan Community Fire Station attended the call-out.
For free fire safety advice call 0800 7315958 or go to www.merseyfire.gov.uk
FORd FLaT FiRE RESCuE
Firefighters rescued a woman from a fire at a flat in Ford, in Sefton.
Our Service was called to the property, off William Wall Road, just before 6pm on a Tuesday.
A fire had broken out in the front living room of the flat.
Firefighters Andy Leese and Steve Law, from Bootle and Netherton Community Fire Station, entered the property wearing breathing apparatus and rescued a woman from the lounge. They were assisted by firefighters Bob Avery and Paul Yarwood.
The woman was taken to Whiston Hospital by ambulance.
Watch Manager Billy Gaskell, from Bootle and Netherton Community Fire Station, said: "The two firefighters entered the property and searched the premises. The smoke was down to the floor, so visibility was difficult and there was a lot of heat. The occupier was found in the living room. The firefighters rescued the woman from the property and she was handed over to the care of paramedics."
There was severe fire damage to the lounge and the remainder of the flat was damaged by smoke.
Three fire appliances from Bootle and Netherton, Aintree and Kirkdale community fire stations were called out. Firefighters were at the scene for just over an hour.
Following the incident, firefighters carried out a reassurance campaign in the Ford area. The call-out was on January 6.
On January 24, one man Tweeted: A big thank you to @MerseyFire for a free safety check and supply of smoke alarms and safety tips yesterday #staysafe
After being rescued from mud near Carr Mill Dam in St Helens, a woman Tweeted on January 19: - @MerseyFire Massive thanks to all of you for rescuing me :D
One woman Tweeted on December 23, 2014: Hats off to the fire service responding so quickly to the fire near my house, you guys are
amazing #firefighters @MerseyFire
#sthelens
Another person Tweeted on December 31, 2014: @MerseyFire My little boy all dressed up when lads came unexpected
to carry out R/Checks Massive thanks
to the lads.
On January 19, Councillor Ann O'Byrne Tweeted on @ann_obyrne: Well done to @MerseyFire who have won 3 awards for work to help to protect vulnerable people in the community.
Park Primary School in Wallasey Tweeted on January 16: @ParkWallasey Site familiarisation visit from @MerseyFire today #keepingussafe
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