The Oxfordshire firefighter knows how devastating cooking fires can be - Banbury Guardian

The Oxfordshire firefighter knows how devastating cooking fires can be - Banbury Guardian

An Oxfordshire firefighter encourages safety in the kitchen after seeing a "devastating" fire in the kitchen at home in a campaign launched today (Thursday, November 8).

Kidlington Fire Station watch manager Ellis Bicknell promotes the two-week "Cook Safe" campaign, which will take place across the country over the next fourteen days.

Kidlington Fire Station Surveillance Manager Ellis Bicknell. Photo: Oxfordshire County Council

Kidlington Fire Station Surveillance Manager Ellis Bicknell. Photo: Oxfordshire County Council

The campaign will remind homeowners of the devastating effects of kitchen fires – material and human damage can be life-long and life-changing.

Ellis said, "Having recently visited a heavy house fire, I know from experience that no one wants to accidentally light the kitchen. The consequences are terrible.

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