Search

Blaze sparked by attempts to cook spaghetti with toaster in Hornsey Rise

12:11 10 July 2012

Toasters are intended for bread, not spaghetti

Toasters are intended for bread, not spaghetti

Archant

A reckless attempt to cook spaghetti with a toaster sparked a huge maisonette blaze forcing two men to flee.

Four fire engines and 20 firefighters were rushed to Warltersville Road, in Hornsey Rise, last night after fire erupted when the men attempted to heat a can of tinned pasta by placing it on the toaster.

The lucky pair got out before the fire crews reached the scene and escaped injury – but the property was left heavily damaged.

Watch manager Adam Barnett said: “The two men had wedged the toaster on and were cooking a tin of spaghetti on top of it. Thankfully no one was injured and we managed to prevent the fire from spreading to other homes.

“There were no smoke alarms in the property so I’d urge everyone to get one today. And it’s never a good idea to try and heat a tin on your toaster, as we’ve seen here, it can be really dangerous.”

The Fire Brigade was called at about 9.35pm and had the flames under control shortly after 10pm.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Thu, 18:30
Clerkenwell has been subject to a dispersal order by Islington Police for 48 hours since Wednesday

Borough Police have placed Clerkenwell on a 48 hour lockdown using a Dispersal Order.

Thu, 12:21
Cllr James Murray, Islington Council's executive member for housing

Council warn that new build programme could suffer from goverment extension of the Right to Buy scheme

Thu, 12:05
Cllr Caroline Russell with Vicky Wilson in her meadow

Weed killer used by council ‘may be linked to cancer’

Thu, 11:55
Jeremy Corbyn and CEO of Manor Gardens, Phillip Watson with volunteers at Manor Gardens Volunteering Celebration.

The Islington North MP vows to fight for greater powers for local authorities, if elected

Most read news

Competitions

Get your hands on some fresh trainers!

Need some new shoes to head to work or some new heels for a night on the cobbles? London24 has teamed up with online retailer Sole Trader to offer £100 worth of shoes to one lucky reader.

Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Islington Gazette e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder