Oxford household leaps into action after kitchen fire
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Oxford household leaps into action after kitchen fire

May 27, 2023

Fast-acting householders suppressed a fire with an extinguisher before crews arrived on the scene.

Crews from Slade Park Fire Station and Rewley Road Fire Station were called this morning (Friday, January 6) to a domestic kitchen fire in Littlemore.

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A spokesman for Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “On arrival we found that the fire had been well suppressed due to the quick actions of the occupiers.

“They had used a fire extinguisher for as long as it was safe to do so, before then closing internal doors and evacuating.”

The kitchen after the fire (Image: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service)

Crews entered the premises to fully extinguish the fire and ventilate.

The spokesperson added: “We commend the quick thinking of the residents on this occasion, but would remind people to only tackle a fire if they can do so safely.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but at this stage is believed to have been caused by unattended cooking.

This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on finding stories from diverse communities.

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