Kitchen fire starts after man leaves flat to go to shops

Kitchen fire starts after man leaves flat to go to shops

Kitchen fire starts after man leaves flat to go to shops

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A KITCHEN caught fire at a flat in Westhoughton after the occupant went out to the shops while cooking.

Firefighters from Leigh, Atherton and Hindley were called to the flat in New Drake Green at about 11pm last night, after the occupant, a 47-year-old man, had turned on his cooker and popped out.

While he was out, a build-up of fat in the cooker caused it to catch fire.

The man, who is the sole occupant of the flat, tried to put the fire out himself and suffered from the effects of breathing smoke.

He was taken to hospital as a precaution and firefighters spent about two-and-a-half hours putting out the fire and clearing the damage.

Simon Wood, watch manager at Atherton fire station, said: “If you are leaving your property, don’t ever put the cooker on.”

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9:10am Wed 28 May 14

oftbewildered2 says...

this is one reason why it is so important to keep your oven and grill pan clean and free from grease. it could have been much worse. Glad no one was hurt
this is one reason why it is so important to keep your oven and grill pan clean and free from grease. it could have been much worse. Glad no one was hurt oftbewildered2
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8:12am Mon 23 Jun 14

Dr.DCSD says...

I have just read the article regarding the Anti Mosque Protest. I am not racist nor am I an Islamaphobe. I think the building of a new mosque is disgraceful. We are a Christian Country, founded on Christianity. We have built many large churches and Cathedrals to the Glory of God. A new mosque in this country is a disgrace. When the Islamic followers moved to England, they agreed to follow the ways, rights and means of this country. They can have their religion but must not thrust it down the throats of those of us who are Christians. Reverse the roles and we would be executed if we did the same in their countries of origin.
I have just read the article regarding the Anti Mosque Protest. I am not racist nor am I an Islamaphobe. I think the building of a new mosque is disgraceful. We are a Christian Country, founded on Christianity. We have built many large churches and Cathedrals to the Glory of God. A new mosque in this country is a disgrace. When the Islamic followers moved to England, they agreed to follow the ways, rights and means of this country. They can have their religion but must not thrust it down the throats of those of us who are Christians. Reverse the roles and we would be executed if we did the same in their countries of origin. Dr.DCSD
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