A SAFETY campaign by Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has seen a 25% reduction in cooker fires.
The Your Grill can Kill campaign was launched before Christmas to help underline the dangers of leaving cookers, grills and deep fat fryers unattended and was supported by newspapers and radio stations throughout Cheshire.
Banners were also displayed at 24 fire stations across the county, and more than 20,000 households received leaflets giving information about the campaign.
Over a nine-week period between December and March records show the number of cooker fires were lower than the same period in 2006/2007 by nearly a quarter.
Chair of the Fire Authority Cllr Tony Hooton said: “The Your Grill Can Kill campaign has proved to be an excellent way to get an important safety message across at a time of year when we see a rise in this type of incident.”