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Stay fire safe in the kitchen

Did you know that in Hampshire, the majority of non-fatal fires occur in the kitchen, and 89% of these happen while the victims are in another room. We want to make sure you stay safe in your home so here are some tips to keep you and your family safe in the kitchen:


  • Never leave your cooking unattended
  • Turn your oven or hob off when you’ve finished cooking
  • Keep electrical leads, tea towels and loose clothing away from the oven and hob
  • Clean your grill (including the grill tray), hob and oven regularly - grease can build-up and easily catch fire
  • Never leave a chip pan unattended and use a thermostat-controlled deep fat fryer if possible. If the oil starts to smoke, don’t put the food in and turn the heat off
  • Don’t put anything metallic in the microwave
  • Keep your toaster clean and away from other flammable items
  • Don’t overload electrical plug sockets
  • Don’t leave washing machines, dishwashers or other similar appliances on at night or when you’re out of the house
  • Always register new appliances, so you’ll be made aware of any safety repairs or recalls:
  • Or, check here for any electrical products that have been recalled since 2007:


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