On 30 September crews from Ashfield and Edwinstowe attended
a chip pan fire at a home on Welbeck Street.
A Grandma and her granddaughter we’re inside their property
when they realised there was a lot of smoke
coming from the kitchen, they immediately escaped their home and called for the
A young cyclist was passing by when he saw the commotion and
bravely entered the property removing the chip pan stopping the fire spreading
to the rest of the property and then went on his way.
The crews arrived shortly after and extinguished the fire in
the kitchen. The granddaughter was taken to hospital following smoke inhalation
and grandma was checked over by the Ambulance Service.
Area Manager for Prevention and Protection, Damien West,
said: “This is a timely reminder that we must remain alert whilst cooking and
chip pans can often be dangerous due to the risk of hot oil catching fire.
Never fill a pan more than one third full of oil and avoid leaving the pan
unattended, this can help prevent future incidents like this occurring.
“A thank you goes out to the bravery of the young man who
risked his own life to save the home of the two women. If you we’re the heroic
bystander please get in touch with the Service so we can pass on our gratitude.
Although this was a heroic
act we do advise people to remain outside in a safe area and to call 999 for
our Firefighters to put out the fire.”