Casualty suffers burns after 'pan of food' catches fire at home in Knott End

One person was handed over to the care of paramedics after a pan caught fire at a home in Knott End today (April 12).

Monday, 12th April 2021, 9:16 am
Updated Monday, 12th April 2021, 9:18 am

Two fire engines from Preesall and Bispham attended the scene on the Esplanade shortly before 4am.

The fire - which reportedly involved a pan of food - was out on arrival, but firefighters administered first aid to one casualty who had burnt their hand.

Firefighters were at the scene for thirty minutes.

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Two fire engines from Preesall and Bispham attended the scene.
Two fire engines from Preesall and Bispham attended the scene.

North West Ambulance Service has been approached for more information.

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How to prevent cooking fires

- Take pans off the heat or turn the heat down if you’re distracted or called away from the cooker

- Use a thermostat-controlled deep-fat fryer, which will make sure fat doesn’t get too hot

- If you’re off enjoying a night out, consider preparing some food for when you come home or perhaps visiting a takeaway instead if you are hungry

- Don’t overfill a pan with oil – never fill it more than one-third full

- Don’t store items on cooker hobs. Radiated heat can easily ignite combustible items. It is easy to accidentally turn on the wrong dial for the hob or oven

- Avoid storing items in the oven incase it gets switched on accidentally

- If your pan does catch fire, don’t throw water over it; especially if you were cooking with fat or hot oil

- Be very careful if you are wearing loose clothing

To find out more, visit the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service website by clicking HERE.

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