Deep Fryer Accident Sparks Shed Fire

July 20th, 2018

A propane-fired deep fryer that was being used to cook food ended up roasting a large shed in Wallaceburg Wednesday afternoon.

Chatham-Kent fire crews say there was already heavy smoke coming from the shed by the time they arrived at the scene on Bruce St. just after 1:30pm.

Firefighters were able to act quickly, though, and managed to prevent the fire from spreading to a nearby house.

Investigators say the cause is going down as “accidental” and the damages are estimated at $30,000.

No injuries were reported.

Fire officials are also reminding the public that if you’re cooking food with any type of appliance, you should always follow the manufacturer’s instructions — especially if it says you are only supposed to use it outside, away from combustible materials.

Cooking appliances should also be supervised at all times when they are being used.


Posted on July 20th, 2018