Fire service warn of kitchen fire dangers

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service are warning homeowners about the dangers of fires in the kitchen after 142 cooking related fires in Derbyshire in the last seven months.

Firefighters attend a higher number of fires within the home during the winter months Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The emergency service team say half of all accidental fires in England begin in the kitchen, and more than half of all fire casualties are caused by kitchen fires.

Since April this year, firefighters across Derbyshire have attended 142 kitchen fires which have resulted in 40 people suffering burns or the effects of smoke inhalation and the death of one gentleman.

Distraction when cooking is one of the main causes of fire call-outs in Derbyshire and the fire service is asking local residents to take extra care in the kitchen over the winter months.

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