Microwave catches fire in Great Yarmouth kitchen


- Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2011

Firefighters were called to tackle a microwave which caught fire at a home.

A call came in to the emergency services at 11.14pm to reports of a kitchen fire in High Mill Road, Great Yarmouth on Saturday

Appliances from Great Yarmouth and Gorleston attended, however the fire was extinguished before arrival.

Responding to a kitchen fire

According to advice from the government's Fire Safe scheme if you have a fire in the kitchen, don't take any risks, get everyone out and call the fire service.

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If electric appliances are involved and it is safe to do so:

• Pull the plug out or switch off power at the fuse box. This may stop the fire immediately.

• Smother the fire with a fire blanket, or use a carbon dioxide extinguisher if available. 'Dry' water mist extinguishers and foams can be used as well (if tested to 35kV).

• Dial 999