Bullbrook: Microwave meal prompts firefighter call-out

Published: 26 Jul 2013 17:300 comments

FIREFIGHTERS rushed to a house in Basemoors, Bullbrook, this afternoon (Friday).

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The crew from Bracknell station spent an hour at the property after a teenage boy had forgotten to take his meal out of the microwave.

But fortunately the overcooked food had just caused a lot of smoke rather than a full-blown fire, and nothing was damaged bar the appliance itself.

Firefighter Hank Marten said it was a typical school holidays call, but that the teenager did the right thing in dialling 999.

He said: "He called the emergency services and got out of the house - which was the right thing to do. His smoke detectors went off as well.

"It was just a shame we had to put the door in with a sledgehammer!"

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