Sheltered housing evacuated in Burnley after pan fire

ELDERLY people had to be evacuated from a sheltered housing scheme in Burnley after a cooker fire.

Two crews were called to Viking Place, off Cronkshaw Street, at around 11.45pm yesterday after a female resident making porridge left her pan on.

Watch manager Neil Ashworth, from Burnley fire station, said ‘several residents’ were evacuated for 30 minutes as firefighters put out the blaze.

He said: “An automatic alarm went off in the flats and the fire was put out by removing the food from the cooker.

“We will have a follow-up meeting next week just to talk to the residents about the dangers of cooking and hoow to stay safe.”

The pan and its contents were destroyed by the fire, while the flat suffered moderate smoke damage. Nobody was injured.

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1:29pm Sun 29 Dec 13

woolywords says...

Here's a tip..
Do it in the microwave, made with water then let it sit there, all night.
Following morning, stir in some milk and reheat.
By the time you've had a shower, it's cooled enough to eat.
Here's a tip.. Do it in the microwave, made with water then let it sit there, all night. Following morning, stir in some milk and reheat. By the time you've had a shower, it's cooled enough to eat. woolywords

5:04pm Sun 29 Dec 13

3 for 10p says...

What's the difference between the long term unemployed and a fireman. ?
The fireman costs us tax payers much more money
What's the difference between the long term unemployed and a fireman. ? The fireman costs us tax payers much more money 3 for 10p

8:39pm Sun 29 Dec 13

trevhd says...

3 for 10p wrote:
What's the difference between the long term unemployed and a fireman. ?
The fireman costs us tax payers much more money
hope your house never catches fire ,what a to**er
[quote][p][bold]3 for 10p[/bold] wrote: What's the difference between the long term unemployed and a fireman. ? The fireman costs us tax payers much more money[/p][/quote]hope your house never catches fire ,what a to**er trevhd

4:48pm Mon 30 Dec 13

bubble of reason says...

3 for 10p wrote:
What's the difference between the long term unemployed and a fireman. ?
The fireman costs us tax payers much more money
What is the difference between a cooker fire and a pan fire? One is an oven fire. The other 3 for 10p is An Hob!!!
[quote][p][bold]3 for 10p[/bold] wrote: What's the difference between the long term unemployed and a fireman. ? The fireman costs us tax payers much more money[/p][/quote]What is the difference between a cooker fire and a pan fire? One is an oven fire. The other 3 for 10p is An Hob!!! bubble of reason

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