999 call to chip pan fire in Preston

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Two fire crews were called to a chip pan fire in Skeffington Road, Preston this afternoon.

The 999 caller had moved the pan from the kitchen into the back garden but the oil in the pan was still on fire.

Firefighters used a hosereel jet to extinguish the fire in the pan and extracted smoke from the kitchen using a portable fan unit.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service’s advice for anyone is the same situation is to get out, stay out and dial 999.