Chip pan fire in Bridge of Allan, Stirling

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Crews extinguish chip pan fire in kitchen

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service received a call at 7.40pm on Tuesday 23rd April to a report of a fire at a three storey house in Chalton Road, Bridge of Allan, Stirling.

The occupant, who discovered the fire, left the premises on the instruction of our Operations Control in Maddiston.

Fire crews from Stirling, Bridge of Allan, Dunblane and Doune attended and extinguished a fire in the kitchen with two hose reel water jets.

The fire was caused by a chip pan, which ignited and caused smoke and fire damage to the kitchen and also caused smoke logging to the rest of the property.  Crews then ventilated the property before handing the incident over to Scottish Power.

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We urge people not to use traditional chip pans but to consider safer alternatives for cooking chips like oven chips or an electric deep fat fryer.

“If your chip pan catches fire don’t take any risks. Get out, stay out and call 999.”

To help keep you and your family safe from fire, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service provides free home fire safety visits, with free smoke alarms fitted where needed. Freephone 0800 0731 999 or text “CHECK” 61611 to book one.  For more information visit www.firescotland.gov.uk

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