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Cooking safety tips for Pancake Day

With pancake day just around the corner, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service have served up some top tips for staying safe while cooking.

  • When using a frying pan or cooking with hot oil, remember never to leave the pan unattended when the heat is switched on.
  • Don't attempt to move the pan if it's on fire.
  • Make sure young children and supervised at all times and are away from any area where hot oil is being used.
  • Don't take any risks. Turn the heat off if it is safe to do so. Never, ever throw water over it.
  • Don't tackle the fire yourself. Get out, stay out and dial 999.
Credit: North Wales Fire Service

"Making pancakes can be a fun event for the whole family but as the majority of accidental fires in the home start in the kitchen please take care especially when cooking with hot oil."

– Gary Brandrick, Senior Fire Safety Manager

'Novice' sheepdog winched to safety after quarry fall

A dog from Gwynedd has been described as a 'novice' by rescuers after being winched to safety following a fall down a quarry face near Pennal.

Sheepdog Jim was lowered to safety by rescue volunteer Pete Rigby. Credit: Glyn Bellis

The sheepdog, called Jim, ran into the quarry and dropped through gorse buses after he took an instruction to go straight back to his shepherd 'too literally'.

After coming to rest on a small ledge a third of the way down the face, an Aberdyfi search team put Jim in an animal rescue sack before lowing him safely to the bottom of the quarry.


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