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Pancake Day is upon us and while some may have started the day flipping pancakes, others will be hungrily rushing home to enjoy some fluffy treats.
It’s a holiday that can be fun for the whole family – with children helping to cook, learning to flip pancakes and parents showing off their ‘tossing’ skills. It is always a nightmare deciding which topping to have – but it’s important not to get distracted while cooking them, no one likes burnt pancakes!
With the majority of fires in the home starting in the kitchen, London Fire Brigade are warning Londoners to take extra care - especially when cooking with children.
Get some hints an tips on staying safe in the kitchen.
Charlie Pugsley, Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Fire Safety said, “Like many Londoners, I will be tucking into pancakes tonight and will be flipping a few myself. Pancake Day is a creative way to spend quality time with children, but hot pans, oil and hobs can also pose great risks if care is not taken.”
Last year around 60% of fires in the home started in the kitchen. Between 2015 and 2019, London Fire Brigade attended 12,017 cooking fire related incidents and 1,429 resulted in injuries.