Grill pan fire drama

A GRILL pan fire led to a visit from firefighters.

A crew from Peterlee Fire Station was called to a house in Milton Grove, Shotton Colliery, around 1pm yesterday.

A station spokesman said the fire was practically out when firefighters arrived and the incident had been caused after the resident accidentally turned the grill pan on while switching on the oven.

The house was filled with smoke, but no damage was caused and firefighters spent five minutes at the property.