Firefighters smash their way into Orpington home after cooking sets house alight

PUBLISHED: 11:35 07 July 2016 | UPDATED: 11:35 07 July 2016

Pinson Way, where the fire started on Wednesday evening

Pinson Way, where the fire started on Wednesday evening


More than 20 firefighters were on scene

London Fire Brigade is warning people not to leave cooking unattended after a house fire in Orpington on Wednesday.

Nobody was home when a blaze broke out in Pinson Way just after 8pm.

Crews were forced to smash a window to get inside the home to tackle the fire burning in the kitchen.

The fire, believed to be caused by unattended cooking, caused minor damage to the home.

Watch manager Tyron Alexander said: “You should never leave cooking unattended - if you have to leave the room or the house, turn the heat off.

“Thankfully the smoke alarm alerted the member of the public and prompted the intervention of the Brigade.

“Our advice is to have a working smoke alarm on every level of your home and the safest option is to have the alarms linked together. This will give the earliest warning if there is a fire in your home.”

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