Unattended cooking leads to fire

Cavendish Road, Patchway

A kitchen has been left badly damaged after a fire started when cooking was left unattended on a hob.

When firefighters arrived on the scene they found no one at home so had to force entry. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the fire using one high pressure hose reel. A positive pressure ventilation fan was used to clear the smoke.

Fortunately no one was inside at the time and no one was hurt. The kitchen was damaged by heat and smoke from the fire.

It’s thought the occupant had left a pan on the hob and gone out.

Avon Fire & Rescue Service would like to remind people to take care when cooking and never leave it unattended as it can lead to fire breaking out.