GREATER Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) is urging residents to take extra care in the kitchen following two kitchen fires yesterday.
Since January 1, 2019 firefighters have attended 415 cooking related fires across Greater Manchester.
Group Manager Val Hussain said: “Thanks to quick-thinking and efficient work from our crews both of these incidents were well managed and prevented from developing into anything more serious.”
At 9.49pm on Monday 13 May, one fire engine from Phillips Park and two fire engines from Gorton attended a kitchen fire in a student accommodation in Daisy Bank Road, Manchester.
Firefighters wearing two breathing apparatus, used one hose reel to tackle the fire and cleared smoke from the property before leaving.
Three casualties suffering the effects of smoke were given oxygen by crews.
Crews were in attendance for just over an hour.
Val continued: “If there is a fire in your home it’s imperative that you get out, stay out and call 999. Don’t try to tackle the fire yourself, that’s what we’re here for, and never enter a burning building.”
At 11.36pm three fire engines from Chadderton, Heywood and Blackley attended a house fire involving the kitchen of a ground floor domestic property on Wood Street, Middleton.
Firefighters wearing two breathing apparatus, used one hose reel and a positive pressure ventilation fan to extinguish the fire.
One casualty suffering from smoke inhalation was conveyed to hospital by North West Ambulance Service.
Crews were in attendance for approximately an hour.
Val concluded: “More than half of accidental fires in the home start in the kitchen, take extra care when cooking and never leave any cooking unattended.”
GMFRS aims to keep our communities safe by offering free Safe and Well visits across the Greater Manchester, where we ask a series of fire risk assessment questions, identify any fire hazards, fit a ten-year smoke alarm where appropriate and much more.
Book your visit today by calling 0800 555 815.
For more cooking safety advice visit our website.
14/05/2019 10:37 AM