Fire crews called to Torquay flat fire

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The fire service attended a fire at a flat in Ellacombe, Torquay this morning, Saturday, 25th November.
Two fire engines were mobilised just after 8.30am after a call from the occupant of the property on Wellesley Road saying they had a fire in their kitchen.

The fire service said on their website:

“Within mins of arriving we confirmed the kitchen was on fire, all occupants were accounted for and set to work with 2BA, 1 hose reel jet, a safety jet and a thermal imaging camera, extinguishing it at 08:49hrs.

“At 09:16hrs the incident was brought under control, after crews used a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear the property of smoke. The fire, which started accidentally, involved a grill pan in the kitchen of a privately rented basement flat. Once the fire was extinguished, crews used a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear the property of the smoke. The kitchen sustained 20% heat damage, with the remainder of the flat suffering 50% damage by heat and smoke. There were no casualties and once the area was made safe, duty of care was left with the occupant,”

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