Dorset firefighters urge caution in the kitchen after rise in cooking fires

Bournemouth Echo: Kate Huelin, DFRS prevention manager Kate Huelin, DFRS prevention manager

FIREFIGHTERS have urged people to take extra care in the kitchen after latest figures show they attended almost 250 cooking fires in Dorset last year.

Dorset Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS) was called to 249 kitchen fires in 2013, a slight increase in the 241 they attended the previous year.

These figures were released following a fire, caused by unattended cooking, that left 18-year-old student Ahmed Ali Al Beinein suffering from smoke inhalation after a blaze at his Bournemouth flat.

Ahmed, speaking after Wednesday’s drama, said he’d fallen asleep at his Hinton Road flat after putting on his cooking. DFRS has urged residents to exercise caution in the kitchen.

Prevention manager Kate Huelin, pictured left, said: “We have seen a small increase in cooking fires over the past two years.

“We continue to urge people to take extra care in the kitchen – please don’t leave cooking unattended even for a minute, take pans off the heat and turn off the heat source.”

Kate has also stressed the importance of ensuring saucepan handles do not stick out and that cookers are turned off after use.

She added: “If you do have a fire, please get out, stay out and call 999.

“Having a working smoke alarm is vital as it will give you an early warning to the fire and extra time to get out. Finally, it is not safe to start cooking once you’ve consumed alcohol – so why not get a takeaway instead?”

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11:37am Sun 26 Jan 14

BIGTONE says...

Finally, it is not safe to start cooking once you’ve consumed alcohol – so why not get a takeaway instead?”


A bellyful of alcohol don't give you the munchies......
Finally, it is not safe to start cooking once you’ve consumed alcohol – so why not get a takeaway instead?” A bellyful of alcohol don't give you the munchies...... BIGTONE

12:34pm Sun 26 Jan 14

hooplaa says...

Prevention manager Kate Huelin, pictured left, - She is the only one in the picture apart from that man's arm and i know your pictures are usually a joke but i think we can work this one out!
Prevention manager Kate Huelin, pictured left, - She is the only one in the picture apart from that man's arm and i know your pictures are usually a joke but i think we can work this one out! hooplaa

1:25pm Sun 26 Jan 14

BIGTONE says...

hooplaa wrote:
Prevention manager Kate Huelin, pictured left, - She is the only one in the picture apart from that man's arm and i know your pictures are usually a joke but i think we can work this one out!
Ahhhh for all us retards online they use the same wording as in the paper but doctor the pics to fit them in online..
[quote][p][bold]hooplaa[/bold] wrote: Prevention manager Kate Huelin, pictured left, - She is the only one in the picture apart from that man's arm and i know your pictures are usually a joke but i think we can work this one out![/p][/quote]Ahhhh for all us retards online they use the same wording as in the paper but doctor the pics to fit them in online.. BIGTONE

2:37pm Sun 26 Jan 14

hooplaa says...

BIGTONE wrote:
hooplaa wrote:
Prevention manager Kate Huelin, pictured left, - She is the only one in the picture apart from that man's arm and i know your pictures are usually a joke but i think we can work this one out!
Ahhhh for all us retards online they use the same wording as in the paper but doctor the pics to fit them in online..
They still sell papers?
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hooplaa[/bold] wrote: Prevention manager Kate Huelin, pictured left, - She is the only one in the picture apart from that man's arm and i know your pictures are usually a joke but i think we can work this one out![/p][/quote]Ahhhh for all us retards online they use the same wording as in the paper but doctor the pics to fit them in online..[/p][/quote]They still sell papers? hooplaa

3:16pm Sun 26 Jan 14

BIGTONE says...

hooplaa wrote:
BIGTONE wrote:
hooplaa wrote:
Prevention manager Kate Huelin, pictured left, - She is the only one in the picture apart from that man's arm and i know your pictures are usually a joke but i think we can work this one out!
Ahhhh for all us retards online they use the same wording as in the paper but doctor the pics to fit them in online..
They still sell papers?
Excellent for emergency bog roll,although if you ended up in hospital,it's difficult to explain why you have a picture of Eddie Howe on your ar5e.


Yep they also make great cat litter trays apparently.
[quote][p][bold]hooplaa[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hooplaa[/bold] wrote: Prevention manager Kate Huelin, pictured left, - She is the only one in the picture apart from that man's arm and i know your pictures are usually a joke but i think we can work this one out![/p][/quote]Ahhhh for all us retards online they use the same wording as in the paper but doctor the pics to fit them in online..[/p][/quote]They still sell papers?[/p][/quote]Excellent for emergency bog roll,although if you ended up in hospital,it's difficult to explain why you have a picture of Eddie Howe on your ar5e. Yep they also make great cat litter trays apparently. BIGTONE

1:33am Mon 27 Jan 14

billd766 says...

BIGTONE wrote:
hooplaa wrote:
BIGTONE wrote:
hooplaa wrote:
Prevention manager Kate Huelin, pictured left, - She is the only one in the picture apart from that man's arm and i know your pictures are usually a joke but i think we can work this one out!
Ahhhh for all us retards online they use the same wording as in the paper but doctor the pics to fit them in online..
They still sell papers?
Excellent for emergency bog roll,although if you ended up in hospital,it's difficult to explain why you have a picture of Eddie Howe on your ar5e.


Yep they also make great cat litter trays apparently.
It was all we had to use back in the 1940s and 50s.

I didn'y know anyone rich enough to use soft toilt paper instead of Izal.
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hooplaa[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hooplaa[/bold] wrote: Prevention manager Kate Huelin, pictured left, - She is the only one in the picture apart from that man's arm and i know your pictures are usually a joke but i think we can work this one out![/p][/quote]Ahhhh for all us retards online they use the same wording as in the paper but doctor the pics to fit them in online..[/p][/quote]They still sell papers?[/p][/quote]Excellent for emergency bog roll,although if you ended up in hospital,it's difficult to explain why you have a picture of Eddie Howe on your ar5e. Yep they also make great cat litter trays apparently.[/p][/quote]It was all we had to use back in the 1940s and 50s. I didn'y know anyone rich enough to use soft toilt paper instead of Izal. billd766

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