06:19PM, Wednesday 13 October 2021
Maidenhead Fire Station has issued a safety message after firefighters attended a blaze in Slough.
The fire started when someone at the property on the fifth floor became distracted whilst they were cooking.
An evacuation of the five-storey block was required as a precaution whilst firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus and using a hose reel, extinguished the flames.
Nobody was injured as a result of the fire, and all residents, bar those in the affected property, have since been allowed to return to their homes.
A spokesperson for the fire station said: “The message from us is to keep looking if you’re cooking.
“Don’t leave it or get distracted – if you need to go away from it, switch it off, do what you need to do and then carry on.”
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