FIREFIGHTERS battled a chip pan blaze in the kitchen of a Southampton home.

One appliance each attended from Redbridge and St Mary’s stations and crews were on the scene in Lower Brownhill Road, Maybush, for about an hour and a half.

Alistair Owen, watch manager at Redbridge, confirmed the occupier had escaped the house unharmed and there were no other injuries.

He said: “The kitchen was quite badly damaged but the fire was contained to that room. There was some smoke damage to the rest of the property and the fire was caused by a chip pan.”

The fire started at around 6pm on January 2 and breathing apparatus and a hose reel were used.