Unattended ironing sparks kitchen fire
Published: 16 May 2012 17:00
Crews from Newbury fire station were called to a semi-detached house in Doveton Way, Newbury, shortly after 1pm when a pile of clothes placed on a hob caught fire.
Firefighters put out the flames within minutes but the room was severely smoke damaged.
The resident - a woman in her 30s who raised the alarm after returning to the kitchen from her garden - was unharmed.
Watch manager Lee Glover said: "It's important to keep the tops of cookers clear from flammable items."