Man hospitalised after chip pan catches fire in Battersea

Wandsworth Guardian: McDermott Close. Picture: Google McDermott Close. Picture: Google

A man in his 50s has been hospitalised after a chip pan caught fire in his flat in Battersea.

Firefighters from Battersea were called to McDermott Close at 2.30am today after a neighbour reported their flat to be filling with smoke.

When fire crews arrived, a man living below evacuated his property at the same time, and the source of the smoke was  identified.

Firefighters found a burning chip pan in the kitchen and quickly extinguished it.

The 53-year-old occupier was taken to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital as a precaution for smoke inhalation.

Dave Waterman, Battersea fire station's blue watch manager, said: "The gentleman has come home late, started cooking, then fallen asleep with the chip pan on.

"It's a well documented campaign the London Fire Brigade has been involved in for some time - if you're coming home late, don't cook. Get a takeaway instead."

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10:48am Sat 29 Mar 14

Paulus2 says...

Please can you take note that McDermott Close is in Battersea not Clapham as stated, i`m fed up with reporters getting confused between Battersea+ Clapham.
Please can you take note that McDermott Close is in Battersea not Clapham as stated, i`m fed up with reporters getting confused between Battersea+ Clapham. Paulus2
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4:05pm Sat 29 Mar 14

bradleyhopkins says...

I would just like to say thank you to the London Fire Brigade ( Blue Watch)
Este Road Battersea for their rapid response to my emergency call' It is reassuring to know that our emergency services are their for our community in such situations .

Kind Regards
Bradley Hopkins
McDermott Close
Battersea
SW11 2LY
I would just like to say thank you to the London Fire Brigade ( Blue Watch) Este Road Battersea for their rapid response to my emergency call' It is reassuring to know that our emergency services are their for our community in such situations . Kind Regards Bradley Hopkins McDermott Close Battersea SW11 2LY bradleyhopkins
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5:01pm Sat 29 Mar 14

puzzled says...

It is a good job the LFB know where to go Brad
It is a good job the LFB know where to go Brad puzzled
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10:47pm Sat 29 Mar 14

S Gilbert says...

I am surprised that Wandsworth Guardian cannot get the correct location for one of their news stories. McDermott Close is in BATTERSEA not Clapham. If Wandsworth Guardian cannot identify the correct postcode for an address in their own borough of Wandsworth, thank goodness the London Fire Brigade can do it properly or this incident may have been a lot worse.

Sylvia Gilbert
ex Battersea resident
I am surprised that Wandsworth Guardian cannot get the correct location for one of their news stories. McDermott Close is in BATTERSEA not Clapham. If Wandsworth Guardian cannot identify the correct postcode for an address in their own borough of Wandsworth, thank goodness the London Fire Brigade can do it properly or this incident may have been a lot worse. Sylvia Gilbert ex Battersea resident S Gilbert
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8:46pm Sun 30 Mar 14

puzzled says...

Will the headline ever be changed
Will the headline ever be changed puzzled
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9:18am Mon 31 Mar 14

puzzled says...

Thank you at last someone has corrected the report
Thank you at last someone has corrected the report puzzled
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