Woman badly burnt in chip pan fire

Woman badly burnt in chip pan fire

Woman badly burnt in chip pan fire

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A WOMAN was left with severe burns to her face, arms and chest after she attempted to tackle a chip pan fire.

The woman, of Gideons Way, Stanford le Hope, threw water on the blaze instead of waiting for firefighters to arrive.

Once crews from Orsett got to the scene at midday today they spent just 15 minutes safely extinguishing the flames.

The woman was left in need of first aid and trauma care, and was taken to hospital by paramedics.

Sub Officer Kevin Hercock, incident commander, said: "Incidents like this show how dangerous it is to throw water on burning fat. The water causes the fire to flare up and become much larger and in this case the woman was left suffering terrible burns as a result of throwing water on the fire.

"Incidents like this show how quickly an everyday activity like cooking can become extremely dangerous unless care is taken. It is vital that people pay attention when they're cooking and that if a chip pan or frying pan does catch fire that they never ever throw water on it."

The best thing to do if a fire does break out on a pan is to throw a damp tea towel over it, leave the kitchen closing the door behind you, get everyone safely out and dial 999.

More than half the house fires in the county start in the kitchen.

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5:05pm Sun 31 Aug 14

PWPH says...

Oven chips are the way forward, much safer.

Throwing water on a chip pan fire is just plain dumb though, I thought everyone knew that.
Oven chips are the way forward, much safer. Throwing water on a chip pan fire is just plain dumb though, I thought everyone knew that. PWPH
  • Score: 26

5:24pm Sun 31 Aug 14

DAGASMAN says...

Who still eats fried food in 2014? People with high colesterol & bad skin thats who
Who still eats fried food in 2014? People with high colesterol & bad skin thats who DAGASMAN
  • Score: -26

5:44pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Howard Cháse says...

I hope the woman's injuries aren't too terrible and the recovers fully soon.
I hope the woman's injuries aren't too terrible and the recovers fully soon. Howard Cháse
  • Score: 22

8:39pm Sun 31 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

There'll always from time to time be one idiot, making an example of how not to deal with an oil/fat fire, so if anything else, it been educational...
There'll always from time to time be one idiot, making an example of how not to deal with an oil/fat fire, so if anything else, it been educational... sesibollox
  • Score: 5

8:40pm Sun 31 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

DAGASMAN wrote:
Who still eats fried food in 2014? People with high colesterol & bad skin thats who
Fatties and the unemployed..
[quote][p][bold]DAGASMAN[/bold] wrote: Who still eats fried food in 2014? People with high colesterol & bad skin thats who[/p][/quote]Fatties and the unemployed.. sesibollox
  • Score: 6

10:26pm Sun 31 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

sesibollox wrote:
DAGASMAN wrote:
Who still eats fried food in 2014? People with high colesterol & bad skin thats who
Fatties and the unemployed..
Correction the unemployed and Gandies
[quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DAGASMAN[/bold] wrote: Who still eats fried food in 2014? People with high colesterol & bad skin thats who[/p][/quote]Fatties and the unemployed..[/p][/quote]Correction the unemployed and Gandies sesibollox
  • Score: -9

10:49pm Sun 31 Aug 14

pussycats says...

Unbelievable comments..up to a point...and not knowing the real situation, am I the only one that has realized that this report by the Echo....doesn't tell the whole story? Poor lady......
Unbelievable comments..up to a point...and not knowing the real situation, am I the only one that has realized that this report by the Echo....doesn't tell the whole story? Poor lady...... pussycats
  • Score: 6

10:56pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Kursaal76 says...

sesibollox wrote:
sesibollox wrote:
DAGASMAN wrote:
Who still eats fried food in 2014? People with high colesterol & bad skin thats who
Fatties and the unemployed..
Correction the unemployed and Gandies
so you never have take away or fired chips? or even crisps?
[quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DAGASMAN[/bold] wrote: Who still eats fried food in 2014? People with high colesterol & bad skin thats who[/p][/quote]Fatties and the unemployed..[/p][/quote]Correction the unemployed and Gandies[/p][/quote]so you never have take away or fired chips? or even crisps? Kursaal76
  • Score: 3

1:06am Mon 1 Sep 14

ORACUS says...

pussycats wrote:
Unbelievable comments..up to a point...and not knowing the real situation, am I the only one that has realized that this report by the Echo....doesn't tell the whole story? Poor lady......
What don’t you understand?
[quote][p][bold]pussycats[/bold] wrote: Unbelievable comments..up to a point...and not knowing the real situation, am I the only one that has realized that this report by the Echo....doesn't tell the whole story? Poor lady......[/p][/quote]What don’t you understand? ORACUS
  • Score: -9

8:53am Mon 1 Sep 14

supermadmax says...

Given they are STILL one of the leading causes of house fires / deaths. Maybe its time they were banned from all non commercial properties.
Given they are STILL one of the leading causes of house fires / deaths. Maybe its time they were banned from all non commercial properties. supermadmax
  • Score: -2

9:39am Mon 1 Sep 14

_Lotus_ says...

I would like to see, safety issues and what NOT to do, instilled into children, at school from infant school age. Instilled so much that it would become second-nature by the time they are in junior school.

This is horrendous, truly.
I would like to see, safety issues and what NOT to do, instilled into children, at school from infant school age. Instilled so much that it would become second-nature by the time they are in junior school. This is horrendous, truly. _Lotus_
  • Score: 1

9:49am Mon 1 Sep 14

Nelly99 says...

DAGASMAN wrote:
Who still eats fried food in 2014? People with high colesterol & bad skin thats who
They say you aren't supposed to eat fried food but what else can you do with it?
[quote][p][bold]DAGASMAN[/bold] wrote: Who still eats fried food in 2014? People with high colesterol & bad skin thats who[/p][/quote]They say you aren't supposed to eat fried food but what else can you do with it? Nelly99
  • Score: 0

10:20am Mon 1 Sep 14

Kim Gandy says...

Shoplifting is Great wrote:
Some people never learn do they.
Including you.

And idiots thumb up your comment. Unbelievable! People thumbing up remarks with somebody with a pseudonym like yours. Tell me, are they all your alter egos?
[quote][p][bold]Shoplifting is Great[/bold] wrote: Some people never learn do they.[/p][/quote]Including you. And idiots thumb up your comment. Unbelievable! People thumbing up remarks with somebody with a pseudonym like yours. Tell me, are they all your alter egos? Kim Gandy
  • Score: 0

10:21am Mon 1 Sep 14

Kim Gandy says...

sesibollox wrote:
DAGASMAN wrote:
Who still eats fried food in 2014? People with high colesterol & bad skin thats who
Fatties and the unemployed..
Like you, you mean.
[quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DAGASMAN[/bold] wrote: Who still eats fried food in 2014? People with high colesterol & bad skin thats who[/p][/quote]Fatties and the unemployed..[/p][/quote]Like you, you mean. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 1

10:21am Mon 1 Sep 14

Kim Gandy says...

sesibollox wrote:
sesibollox wrote:
DAGASMAN wrote:
Who still eats fried food in 2014? People with high colesterol & bad skin thats who
Fatties and the unemployed..
Correction the unemployed and Gandies
At it again Alan, any threats to tie me to a tree this week?

Bring it on idiot.
[quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DAGASMAN[/bold] wrote: Who still eats fried food in 2014? People with high colesterol & bad skin thats who[/p][/quote]Fatties and the unemployed..[/p][/quote]Correction the unemployed and Gandies[/p][/quote]At it again Alan, any threats to tie me to a tree this week? Bring it on idiot. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 1

10:26am Mon 1 Sep 14

Kim Gandy says...

"The woman, of Gideons Way, Stanford le Hope, threw water on the blaze instead of waiting for firefighters to arrive."

Oh my God. That's the LAST thing you do, pour water on boiling fat.

A. Why on earth do people still use chip pans when they are a main cause of house fires and why fry chips anyway? It stinks the house out. That's what chip shops are for, if you must have fried chips.

B. I thought everyone knew the correct thing to do is chuck a wet teacloth over it then dial 999.

C. Despite that I hope the woman makes a full recovery but she really does need to acquaint herself with a few basic common sense pointers with regard to fires. I expect the Fire Service will advise her.
"The woman, of Gideons Way, Stanford le Hope, threw water on the blaze instead of waiting for firefighters to arrive." Oh my God. That's the LAST thing you do, pour water on boiling fat. A. Why on earth do people still use chip pans when they are a main cause of house fires and why fry chips anyway? It stinks the house out. That's what chip shops are for, if you must have fried chips. B. I thought everyone knew the correct thing to do is chuck a wet teacloth over it then dial 999. C. Despite that I hope the woman makes a full recovery but she really does need to acquaint herself with a few basic common sense pointers with regard to fires. I expect the Fire Service will advise her. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 18

10:28am Mon 1 Sep 14

Kim Gandy says...

sesibollox wrote:
There'll always from time to time be one idiot, making an example of how not to deal with an oil/fat fire, so if anything else, it been educational...
You are an idiot who makes an example of how NOT to comment on a newspaper website.

Unfortunately, NOTHING you say is educational. However, from your remarks I am pleased that you now know how to deal with a chip pan fire.
[quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: There'll always from time to time be one idiot, making an example of how not to deal with an oil/fat fire, so if anything else, it been educational...[/p][/quote]You are an idiot who makes an example of how NOT to comment on a newspaper website. Unfortunately, NOTHING you say is educational. However, from your remarks I am pleased that you now know how to deal with a chip pan fire. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 0

10:28am Mon 1 Sep 14

Kim Gandy says...

PWPH wrote:
Oven chips are the way forward, much safer.

Throwing water on a chip pan fire is just plain dumb though, I thought everyone knew that.
So did I - but as my grandmother used to say: "You know what thought did."

:D
[quote][p][bold]PWPH[/bold] wrote: Oven chips are the way forward, much safer. Throwing water on a chip pan fire is just plain dumb though, I thought everyone knew that.[/p][/quote]So did I - but as my grandmother used to say: "You know what thought did." :D Kim Gandy
  • Score: 18

10:30am Mon 1 Sep 14

Kim Gandy says...

_Lotus_ wrote:
I would like to see, safety issues and what NOT to do, instilled into children, at school from infant school age. Instilled so much that it would become second-nature by the time they are in junior school.

This is horrendous, truly.
Totally agree.
[quote][p][bold]_Lotus_[/bold] wrote: I would like to see, safety issues and what NOT to do, instilled into children, at school from infant school age. Instilled so much that it would become second-nature by the time they are in junior school. This is horrendous, truly.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 13

10:43am Mon 1 Sep 14

bazza 1 says...

DAGASMAN wrote:
Who still eats fried food in 2014? People with high colesterol & bad skin thats who
I deduce from your comment that you are a compassionate and thoughtful person, who probably goes out of your way to help others who are in more need than yourself. Proffering a helping hand to family and friends in time of need. Maybe in the latter years of your life you can look back at all the benevolent things you have done for your fellow man, and feel an upwelling of pride that you did your best for everyone around you. I just love sarcasm. Don't you.
[quote][p][bold]DAGASMAN[/bold] wrote: Who still eats fried food in 2014? People with high colesterol & bad skin thats who[/p][/quote]I deduce from your comment that you are a compassionate and thoughtful person, who probably goes out of your way to help others who are in more need than yourself. Proffering a helping hand to family and friends in time of need. Maybe in the latter years of your life you can look back at all the benevolent things you have done for your fellow man, and feel an upwelling of pride that you did your best for everyone around you. I just love sarcasm. Don't you. bazza 1
  • Score: 7

12:46pm Mon 1 Sep 14

poortaxpayer says...

Almost as bad as the Summer glut of news stories about people pouring petrol on their barbecue and being engulfed in the ensuing fireball or people camping who use a mini charcoal barbecue to heat their tent and dying from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Almost as bad as the Summer glut of news stories about people pouring petrol on their barbecue and being engulfed in the ensuing fireball or people camping who use a mini charcoal barbecue to heat their tent and dying from carbon monoxide poisoning. poortaxpayer
  • Score: 6

5:30pm Mon 1 Sep 14

sesibollox says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
sesibollox wrote:
sesibollox wrote:
DAGASMAN wrote:
Who still eats fried food in 2014? People with high colesterol & bad skin thats who
Fatties and the unemployed..
Correction the unemployed and Gandies
At it again Alan, any threats to tie me to a tree this week?

Bring it on idiot.
Going to the meeting on the 10th ?
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DAGASMAN[/bold] wrote: Who still eats fried food in 2014? People with high colesterol & bad skin thats who[/p][/quote]Fatties and the unemployed..[/p][/quote]Correction the unemployed and Gandies[/p][/quote]At it again Alan, any threats to tie me to a tree this week? Bring it on idiot.[/p][/quote]Going to the meeting on the 10th ? sesibollox
  • Score: 2

5:49pm Mon 1 Sep 14

DAGASMAN says...

bazza 1 wrote:
DAGASMAN wrote:
Who still eats fried food in 2014? People with high colesterol & bad skin thats who
I deduce from your comment that you are a compassionate and thoughtful person, who probably goes out of your way to help others who are in more need than yourself. Proffering a helping hand to family and friends in time of need. Maybe in the latter years of your life you can look back at all the benevolent things you have done for your fellow man, and feel an upwelling of pride that you did your best for everyone around you. I just love sarcasm. Don't you.
Did you also deduce that i look great in shorts?
[quote][p][bold]bazza 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DAGASMAN[/bold] wrote: Who still eats fried food in 2014? People with high colesterol & bad skin thats who[/p][/quote]I deduce from your comment that you are a compassionate and thoughtful person, who probably goes out of your way to help others who are in more need than yourself. Proffering a helping hand to family and friends in time of need. Maybe in the latter years of your life you can look back at all the benevolent things you have done for your fellow man, and feel an upwelling of pride that you did your best for everyone around you. I just love sarcasm. Don't you.[/p][/quote]Did you also deduce that i look great in shorts? DAGASMAN
  • Score: 1

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