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Fire, Road and Community Safety this Ramadan

Published Wednesday 24 May 2017 at 14:27

During Ramadan, cooking for large groups at unusual times combined with fatigue can play a big part in increasing the chances of having a fire break out in the home.

Clothing ignites easier than you think. Try to keep any loose clothing like scarves and sleeves tied back when you are cooking. Keep tea towels, cloths or electrical leads a safe distance away from hobs or ovens.

Make sure your house is fitted with a smoke alarm and check they are working.

Stay with your cooking or turn it off – if you get called away from the kitchen turn off any pans on your hob to prevent a fire starting.

Avoid filling hot oil pans like karahi dishes more than 1/3 full of oil. If the oil starts to smoke do not add food.

Try to keep your cooker, grill pans and pans free from a build-up of fat or oil as they can ignite easily.

Avoid using oversized pots on gas stoves and don’t place foil around the burners as it can cause a build-up of carbon monoxide which can be deadly.

In event of a fire situation call 999 or 112. Do not tackle the fire itself.

To book in a free home safety check, please ring 0800 1691125 www.lancsfirerescue.org.uk

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