Safety warning after log burner accident in Preston

Lancashire fire officers have issued a safety warning about the use of wood burning stoves.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 17th March 2018, 8:15 am
Updated Saturday, 17th March 2018, 9:25 am
Two crews were called to Lambert Road
Two crews were called to Lambert Road

A pair of emergency crews from Preston were called to a property on Lambert Road in Ribbleton shortly before 9pm on Friday, March 16.

An occupant had placed logs on top of and around a wood burner, causing them to ignite

The property was severely smoke-logged by the time officers arrived, a spokesman said, although the fire itself had already been doused.

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The occupant was treated at the scene for the effects of smoke inhalation and received oxygen.

The fire service spokesman added: "It's important that if you have a wood burner not to put things close to them - or on top of them - as they can reach very high temperatures.

"Luckily the wood burner on this occasion was in a position where it didn't spread to anywhere else."