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Overnight incidents October 5, 2017 to October 6, 2017

Borough: All

Incident Date: 05 October 2017

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service attended 48 incidents overnight between 5.30pm on October 5 and 8.30am on October 6, 2017, including two chip pan fires in Stockport. Luckily no one was seriously hurt this time round.

Please, please take care when cooking with oil and read the safety information on this page. And if you’re in any doubt as to the dangers chip pan fires can cause, take a look at this slow-mo chip pan fireball.

Chip pan fire – Stockport

AT 7.18pm on October 5, four fire engines from Stockport, Offerton, Poynton and Whitehill, along with the command support unit and support pump from Hyde attended a chip pan fire at a second-floor flat on Peter Street in Hazel Grove, Stockport. Firefighters used breathing apparatus and hose reel to bring the fire under control. Two casualties were taken to hospital for a precautionary check. Crews were on the scene for just under three and a half hours.

Chip pan fire – Stockport

JUST before 6.15am on October 6, two fire engines from Whitehill and Stockport were called to a fire involving a chip pan in the kitchen of a first floor flat on Carlton Crescent, Portwood, Stockport. The fire was already out when the fire service arrived and crews used a ventilation fan to clear the smoke. One casualty was given oxygen by a fire service trauma technician. Crews were in attendance for one hour.

Please remember the dangers of using chip pans:

  • Remember any type of pan can catch fire - this includes a wok, a grill or a frying pan 
  • When deep frying, always dry the food before you put it in the oil 
  • Never fill a pan more than one-third full of oil. If the oil starts to smoke, it's too hot - turn off the heat and leave it to cool down 
  • Swap your chip pan for an electric deep fat fryer - thermostatically controlled electrical deep fat fryers that plug into the wall are much safer to use 

Read more kitchen fire safety advice on our website.

Last update: 06/10/2017 08:32:29
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