FIREFIGHTERS were called to a cooking fire in a city flat.
Crews from Southsea and Portchester put out a cooking fire in a ground-floor flat in a three-storey building in Eldon Street last night.
People were originally reported to be inside the property, but all residents were later accounted for – with one female assisted in leaving the building.
Ventilation was used to clear the smoke inside the flat, before firefighters issued a stop message at 12.04am.
To prevent cooking fires in the area, firefighters issued advice after the incident:
• Never leave cooking unattended
• Switch off the oven or hob when you have finished cooking and take pans off the heat
• Keep electrical leads, tea towels and clothing away from the oven and hob
• Remember to clean your grill, hob and oven regularly – a build up of grease and fat can catch fire whilst cooking
To view the full list of advice from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, click here.