Fire crews tackle grill fire in Dartford

PUBLISHED: 10:48 04 January 2017 | UPDATED: 10:48 04 January 2017

Fire engine

Fire engine

2002 Getty Images

A woman had inadvertently switched the grill on while leaving the oven door closed

Fire crews were called after a blaze broke out in a grill at a house in Dartford last night.

Two fire engines were sent to the addess on Joyce Green Lane at 7.50pm to extinguish the blaze and clear smoke from the building.

It is believed the woman had put lamb chops in the oven to cook but had inadvertently switched the grill on, leaving the grill door closed.

She was praised for doing “exactly the right thing” by leaving the house and dialling 999.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Most Read

Latest from the Gravesend Reporter