Two people escape uninjured from Huntingdon flat fire

TWO people were forced to flee their home in Huntingdon after a fire broke out in the kitchen. The blaze took place at a flat in St George s Court at 8.28pm on Monday (May 18). A man and a woman managed to escape uninjured after hearing a smoke alarm so

TWO people were forced to flee their home in Huntingdon after a fire broke out in the kitchen.

The blaze took place at a flat in St George's Court at 8.28pm on Monday (May 18).

A man and a woman managed to escape uninjured after hearing a smoke alarm sounding in the flat.

The small fire had started in a grill pan after cooking was left unattended.

Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and extinguished the blaze using a CO2 extinguisher and a hose reel.

Firefighters returned to base by 9.22pm.

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Rob Allport, watch manager at Huntingdon Fire Station, urged residents not to leave cooking unattended.

He said: "You are more likely to have a fire in your kitchen than any other room in the house, which is why it is so important to do all you can to stay safe.

"After you have finished cooking ensure that all appliances, including the oven are off.

"Also, ensure that you have a working smoke alarm, so that if you do forget, you will have early warning to a fire, minimising any damage and risk to life.

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