Dorset & Wiltshire Fire Service are inspecting almost 250 high rise blocks, and most are in Bournemouth and Poole.
Dog Raises Alarm As Chip Pan Catches Fire
At approximately 2.05pm this afternoon crews from Redhill Park and Springbourne were alerted to a property fire in Ensbury Park, Bournemouth.
The crews were on the scene within four minutes and were confronted with a fire in a ground floor flat caused by an unattended chip pan. Firefighters quickly extinguished this fire by removing the chip pan from the property.
They also rescued a staffordshire terrier from the flat.
Incident Commander Watch Manager Rob Williams said:
"This chip pan was left on an electric hob unattended. Neighbours were alerted to this fire by a working smoke alarm and the dog barking. As we come to the end of National Chip week I would like to remind the public not to leave any form of cooking unattended. This could have been a far more serious incident if the neighbours had not realised there was a fire, luckily no one was injured."
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