Pan left unattended prompts call to fire service

Firefighters from Richmond and Northallerton were called to a house in Brompton-on-Swale yesterday after smoke was seen inside the property.

The incident was reported at about 11am.

Crews arrived to find cooking had been left unattended so they gained entry and removed a pan from the hob.

Firefighters then ventilated the property and gave advice to the homeowner.

Personal respirators and small tools were used at the incident.