Firefighters attend a kitchen fire in Fife

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Crews from Kirkcaldy attended the incident.

Firefighters were called to a fire in a kitchen in a property in Fife yesterday afternoon (28 September).

Crews from Kirkcaldy fire station were mobilised by Thornton Operations Control at 4.29pm to Broomside in Kirkcaldy and on arrival discovered a small fire due to an oven glove left on the hob.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and ensured the area was ventilated.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Many kitchen fires happen when people are not paying attention or they leave things unattended but there are several things you can do to prevent fires in the kitchen.

“Don’t leave pans unattended and take them off the heat if you have to leave the room. Fire starts when your attention stops. When you have finished cooking, make sure the cooker or oven is turned off.

“We also want people to take action to prevent fires from happening in the first place and the fact is more house fires start in the kitchen than anywhere else. Fire can cause damage not just to your property, but more seriously can put family at risk.

“SFRS crews routinely conduct free home fire safety visits to help householders identify risks and take the simple steps needed to reduce the chance of fires.

“If you or someone you know could benefit from our free home fire safety visit then get in touch.”

Anyone can join Scotland’s fight against fire and register for a free home fire safety visit by calling 0800 0731 999, filling out a form at www.firescotland.gov.uk or by contacting their local fire station.

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