Wednesday 20 September 2017

Dublin Fire Brigade warns people to stay away from chip pans 'after a few drinks'

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Dublin Fire Brigade have requested that people refrain from cooking when under the influence of alcohol.

While appreciating that the prospect of a month-long 'Dry January' might be too long, the service asked that people order takeaway "if you're going to have a few drinks".

Units of the DFB were called to an apartment complex after tenants were alerted to a smoke alarm set off by a pan burning on a stove.

A picture of a burnt and smoking "forgotten chip pan" was posted on the DFB's official Twitter page.

According to a spokesperson, the pan was left on the stove by the apartment dweller who had been drinking.

Meanwhile, two fire engines from Tallaght and Nutgrove stations attended a Christmas tree fire in Templeogue on Saturday night.

The units responded to the blaze near the Spawell roundabout at around 7pm.

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