Newbury firefighters attend garage fire

Cooker wired up in garage accidental cause

Jane Meredith


Jane Meredith




01635 886637


A COOKER wired up in a Newbury garage was discovered to be the source of smoke yesterday (Sunday) evening.

Two fire engines from Newbury Fire Station were called at 9pm to Monks Lane, after a family living in a detached house alerted emergency services, after spotting smoke coming from under the garage door.

Firefighters opened the garage door to discover a plastic bowl containing plastic cups and spoons on fire, placed on top of a cooker wired up temporarily in the garage, and which had accidentally been switched on.

Firefighters removed the items from the cooker and cleared the smoke using a high pressure ventilation fan.

Firefighters advised the householders to ensure the cooker was turned off, before leaving the scene after 20 minutes, 

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