Kitchen fire ‘lucky escape’

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BICESTER: Firefighters said a Bicester household had a lucky escape after an unattended frying pan sparked a kitchen blaze in Whitley Crescent on Tuesday morning.

Batteries had been removed from smoke alarms, but swift action by neighbours and the occupants allowed all to escape the home.

The house suffered heavy smoke damage. Three people were assessed for smoke inhalation by ambulance staff.