Chip pans ban call after man flees Sheffield house blaze

South Yorkshire firefighters have renewed repeated calls for folk to turn to oven chips.

Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 3:55 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th October 2016, 3:10 pm
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The warning follows Friday night's Sheffield house fire, believed to have been caused by a kitchen chip pan.

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Smoke alarms alerted Deerlands Avenue neighbours who awoke the occupant and helped him escape the 9.20 blaze.

Central and Rivelin fire crews attended but flames were out on arrival.

A brigade spokesman stressed: "Smoke alarms should be fitted on every level of your house and tested regularly".