Incident in BuckleyPosted 03/01/2018 13:48:40
Firefighters were called to an incident in a property on Southfileds Close, Buckley at 9.54am this morning (Wednesday 3rd January).
On arrival there was a smell of burning in the house and crews discovered that it was an item left on the cooker that was creating the smell.
Tim Owen from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Time and time again we attend house fires which have started in the kitchen – in this incident the occupier had left a piece of wood on the hob which had heated over a period of time and created a smell of burning in the property.
"This occupier was lucky that she smelt the burning and called us out before this developed into a serious fire. Our advice is never leave anything on or near the hob or cooker even if you have turned them off.
"Smoke alarms save lives. The early warning provided by a smoke alarm can provide vital minutes to help them escape unharmed. Ensure that you have smoke alarms installed and maintain them by testing once a week.”