Firefighters called to kitchen fire in Cleasby

Firefighters attended a fire at a house in Cleasby, near Stapleton, yesterday.

Crews from Darlington and Richmond were called to the fire in the kitchen of the property at 5.50pm.

The fire was caused by a tray of oil catching fire inside an oven.

The owner extinguished the fire with a dry powder extinguisher prior to the arrival of the fire service.

Firefighters ventilated the property and checked for hot spots.