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House fire in Brimington, Chesterfield

COOKING CAUSES FIRE IN CHESTERFIELD

A fire investigation into the cause of a house fire in Hollingwood, Chesterfield has concluded that the most likely cause of the fire was accident due to cooking.

At 10:59 hours today, 19 July 2021, fire crews were called to attend the fire on Elm Street, Hollingwood, which caused smoke damage to the property.

One elderly female occupant was out of the property on arrival of fire crews.

Station Manager Mark Whitelaw said: “Over half of all accidental fires in the home start in the kitchen and this is often due to people becoming distracted whilst cooking. 

“These days there are so many distractions, everything from modern technology to children, but it is important to give cooking your full attention to prevent an accidental fire and to help keep you and your family safe.

“It’s also important for us to check on those we know that may be more vulnerable to accidents happening to make sure we do all we can to keep them safe from fire, including testing smoke alarms and helping them plan escape routes.”

Firefighters from Bolsover, Clay Cross, Dronfield and Staveley attended the incident supported by colleagues from EMAS and Derbyshire police.

No further information is currently available.