Person treated by ambulance crews after chip pan fire in Preston

Firefighters attended a chip pan blaze at a property in Preston for almost two hours.

Tuesday, 17th November 2020, 5:14 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th November 2020, 5:18 pm

Two fire engines from Preston rushed to reports of a chip pan blaze at a property in Ainsdale Drive shortly after 4.30am today (November 17).

Upon arrival, firefighters used four breathing apparatus, one hose reel and a ventilation unit to extinguish the flames.

One person was treated by paramedics at the scene for smoke inhalation but they were not not taken to hospital.

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Two fire engines from Preston rushed to a fire at a property in Ainsdale Drive.

Fire crews were in attendance around two hours.

Chip pan safety tips

If you must use a traditional chip pan, follow these fire safety tips:

- If the oil starts to smoke it’s too hot. Turn off the heat and leave it to cool, otherwise it may catch fire

- Never fill a pan more than one-third full of fat or oil

- Never leave the pan unattended when the heat is switched on.

- Make sure that food is dried thoroughly before putting it in hot oil so that it doesn’t spit

- Never deep fry if you’ve been drinking alcohol or taking drugs - or if you are feeling tired

What to do if a pan catches fire

- Turn off the heat under the pan (if it’s safe to do so) and allow it to cool completely

- Don’t move the pan

- Never throw water over it - the effects can be devastating

- Don’t use a fire extinguisher on a pan of oil - the force of the extinguisher can spread the fire

- Don’t tackle the fire yourself - leave the room, close the door, get everyone out of your home and call 999.

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