Fire brigade warning after Sunderland kitchen blaze
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service have warned about the dangers of leaving on appliances after tackling a kitchen blaze in Washington.
On Wednesday, October 20, at 2.34pm, firefighters were called to a kitchen fire at a house in the Usworth area after being alerted by neighbours who noticed smoke while the occupants of a property were out.
Crews from Washington, Hebburn and Swalwell were deployed and firefighters were quickly able to extinguish the flames.
A statement by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service said: “Thankfully nobody was injured thanks to the rapid response of our firefighters.
“However, this is a timely reminder to make sure your smoke alarms work and all appliances are turned off when you leave your home.”
Residents were also urged to check the Fire Services website at www.twfire.gov.uk where there is guidance on fire alarms, checking appliances, fire prevention and how to escape a fire in the home.