18:33 - The fire has now been completely extinguished and excess materials have been removed from the kitchen area. Crews carried out a Home Fire Safety Check and gave advice to the occupants. Public Statement Issued: Take care when cooking with hot oil – it sets alight easily. If the oil starts to smoke – it’s too hot. Turn off the heat and leave it to cool.
Use a thermostat controlled electric deep fat fryer. They can’t overheat. If a pan catches fire, turn off the heat if it’s safe to do so. Never throw water over it.
Don’t tackle the fire yourself
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