Food pan causes fire at flats in Wakefield
A flatholder had left some food in a pan on a lit hob before going out of the property and leaving the pan unattended, during which time the fire started.
A spokesman from Wakefield Station said that positive ventilation fans were used to clear the blaze, which was just “ten minutes away” from being extremely serious and life-threatening.
“Crews managed to get access to the property across a balcony,” he said.
“It was a close call. If we’d got there much later it would have been really bad. There was a lot of food in the pan and it would have been a very strong and fierce fire.
“I don’t know where the property holder went. He hadn’t returned to the property by the time we’d extinguished the fire.”
No-one was injured.