TWO fires caused by unattended cooking meant fire crews had to visit the same block of flats twice in Bournemouth earlier today.

Firefighters were first called to the flats in Avon Road, Charminster, at 12.32pm, where a fire was put out and a member of the public treated for smoke inhalation.

A second fire started at the flats at 2.19pm, with the same cause.

Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said both flats suffered damage and reminded people never to leave cooking unattended.