Firefighters were called to a kitchen fire in a South Cheshire village last night.
Two fire engines were sent to the Brooklands in Hough, near Crewe, at 8.50pm.
The blaze – which was out before fire crews arrived – was caused by food deposits building up in an electric grill’s tray.
A Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “Shortly before 9pm firefighters were called to reports of a kitchen fire in Hough.
“Two fire engines from Crewe were deployed to the scene and on arrival they found a fire involving an electric grill which had been caused by a build up of food deposits in the tray.
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“The fire was out on arrival, but firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to ensure the fire was fully extinguished. they also conducted an inspection of the property.”