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Recipe for disaster

Recipe for disaster

During 2018 we attended 449 house fires, 60% of which originated in the kitchen.

The main reasons being distraction, fault in equipment or appliance and negligent use of equipment or appliance.

Please check your appliances for faulty wiring/cabling/plugs and do not leave cooking unattended.

Kitchen fire safety leaflet

Don't let fire take charge

Don't let fire take charge

In 2017/18 we attended 496 electrical fires. Well over half of which were caused by faulty wiring, cookers/ovens and other cooking appliances.

It’s important to remember that electrical fires aren’t just confined to kitchens. Other electrical devices in the home such as iPads, mobile phones, E-Cigarettes and hair straighteners are also causing a lot of fires.

We carry out free Safe and Well visits for residents over the age of 65. All visits are tailored to the needs of the household; you could be given advice, specialist fire detection equipment and more. For more information on these please visit our Safe and Well page here.

Electrical fire safety leaflet

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